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Watch: 35-Minute Screenwriting Lecture With 'The Dark Knight' & 'Man Of Steel' Writer David S. Goyer

  • By Ben Brock
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  • April 9, 2014 1:00 PM
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David S. Goyer, D.C.
David S. Goyer is the screenwriter of the “Blade” trilogy, Christopher Nolan's Batman films and now Zack Snyder's Superman/DC series, and you could make a decent case that he's therefore the single most important influence on the modern superhero movie, more even than the directors he has worked for, even if in the wider world he's barely famous enough to be mistaken for Stanley Tucci.

David S. Goyer Discusses Connecting The D.C. Universe For WB & Not Emulating Marvel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 8, 2014 1:43 PM
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David S. Goyer, D.C.
Connecting universes is cool these days, but only insofar as that a billion dollars is cooler than a million dollars. Proof in the pudding? With the release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the highest grossing franchise of all time domestically, beating both the "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter" series.

David Goyer Says "Fan Chatter" From "Tiny Portion" Of Audience Doesn't Represent What Audiences Really Want

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 26, 2014 9:38 AM
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It’s no secret that Christopher Nolan kept his distance from the fanboys during the making of his “The Dark Knight” trilogy, never once stopping by the infamous San Diego Comic-Con or doing much in the way of pandering to the geek audience. In a recent interview with Spinoff Online (via Slashfilm), “Batman Begins” co-writer David Goyer revealed himself to be simpatico with the chilly auteur.

David Goyer To Helm Action Thriller 'The Breach,' Scott Z. Burns Tries On 'Bikini' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2014 2:23 PM
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David S. Goyer, best known as the screenwriter who has given the world grittier takes on Batman and Superman, is also a director from time to time, and is the man who got the behind the camera for "Blade: Trinity." It's been five years since his last directorial effort, 2009's "The Unborn," but he's getting a new gig lined up.

Rumor: David Goyer Has Pitched A 'Sandman' Movie Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 1:42 PM
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Sandman Joseph Gordon-Levitt
As always, this kind of stuff is filled with "maybes," "probablys" and "perhaps one day" — that's the way rumors go. But it's also tantalizing enough that one can't really ignore it, though as always, take this info with a big grain of salt.

Embittered Batman Reportedly Not On Speaking Terms With Boy Wonder; Is All About Drones In His Man Cave

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 15, 2013 1:39 PM
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Retired Batman
A new tweet has arrived people. A tweet! Yes, it’s Friday and we're all halfway into the weekend, so let’s get right into it. What are we carping on about? Superhero in-the-know blogger Umberto Gonzalez has been generally on the money with his “Batman Vs. Superman” reporting of late. This morning he tweeted he was about to retweet a “scoop” about the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed superhero film for Warner Bros. And so he did, retweeting film producer Daniel Alter who tweeted “Can't wait for #BatmanvsSuperman.. #batfleck semi-retired/not speaking to Robin anymore… Controlling drones from the batcave.”

To The Wonder ... Woman? Olga Kurylenko Testing For Female Lead In 'Batman Vs. Superman'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 7, 2013 8:29 PM
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To The Wonder, Olga Kurylenko
Rumors have been swirling around the Internet for several days now: Wonder Woman is going to make some kind of appearance, or have a significant role in “Batman Vs. Superman.” Actress and “Thor 2: The Dark World” goddess Jaimie Alexander recently became a woman in question because she revealed that she had been having conversations with WB about the superhero team-up film and knew what the plot was about. Oh course, that speculation led many to assume she’d be playing the Amazonian heroine.

'Dark Knight' Screenwriter David S. Goyer Signs Multiyear Deal With Warner Bros.

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 29, 2013 9:40 AM
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With Zack Snyder's “Man Of Steel” sequel set to begin production in earnest next year, with Ben Affleck donning the cape and cowl for a brawl with the Man of Tomorrow, screenwriter David S. Goyer and Warner Bros. have decided to make their professional relationship official. We expect their Facebook status should change any second now.

David S. Goyer Bringing 'Constantine' To NBC, Says Fans Won't Influence 'Batman vs. Superman'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 27, 2013 8:57 AM
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In the past few days we've caught a glimpse of producer/screenwriter David S. Goyer's confidence in absorbing source material and tweaking it when needed, as he recently claimed that he schooled Christopher Nolan on the rules of Batman before “The Dark Knight” trilogy, as well as defended the controversial ending of “Man of Steel.” However contentious his accuracy might be, it's undeniably clear that he cherishes an adaptation, and now it seems he's set to bring another to network TV.

David S. Goyer Says He Had To Tell Christopher Nolan What The Batman Canon Was For 'The Dark Knight' Trilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2013 11:34 AM
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While Christopher Nolan certainly deserves the praise he's received for taking Batman, and updating the character with a 21st century makeover, and placing the superhero in a gritty, realistic context, perhaps his greatest asset was not being overly familiar with the source material. And thus, he wasn't beholden to any preconceived notions of what "The Dark Knight" trilogy of films could and couldn't be. But with that being said, there were still rules to follow, and Nolan had a little help in setting up that framework.

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