2010 Movie News Archives

December 21, 2010: David Goyer's Thoughts on "Superman: Secret Origin"

Superman Movie News The Deluxe Hardcover Edition of "Superman: Secret Origin" shipped this past week, and it includes a forward by screenwriter David Goyer that is both insightful and intriguing when you consider that Goyer has written the script for the up-coming Superman movie...

    "There is a heart breaking moment halfway through the first chapter in which young Clark is told the truth about his heritage. He races out into the night, sobbing, stumbling through the cornfields. Eventually, his foster father, Jonathan, finds him."

    'I don't want to be someone else,' says Clark. 'I don't want to be different. I want to be Clark Kent.'

    'I want to be your son'

    "Right there in that moment, Geoff [Johns] contextualized Superman in a way that I'm not sure has ever really been done before. I had an 'aha' experience when I read that. For the first time I was able to grasp how lonely Clark must have been when he was growing up. And what a sacrifice Clark must continually make by being Superman."

    "As I write this, I am midway through my first draft of a new Superman screenplay. It's a task that has stymied many talented fimmakers in the years since Donner's film. And for all I know, it will end up stymying me as well."

    "But I've got one advantage that the screenwriters who came before me didn't have - and that's access to all the wonderful Superman stories written by Geoff Johns - first and foremost being the SECRET ORIGIN issues reprinted in the very volume you are now holding."

Just how much Goyer's script is inspired by "Superman: Secret Origin" remains to be seen, but it obviously sparked an idea in his head that had both he and Christopher Nolan excited.

Source: ComicBookMovie.com.

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