While Latino Review announced an exclusive that David Goyer was going to be writing the next Superman reboot, and even included details (No Routh, No Singer, No Origin – Two badguys=Lex and Braniac) they might have jumped the gun a little.
AICN decided to actually confirm this.
Harry here… So just a while ago I just got off the phone with Thomas Tull at Legendary Pictures who told me that the story that appeared over on LATINO REVIEW just frankly isn’t true. Tull has not unilaterally hired Goyer to come in and write the new SUPERMAN. He loves Goyer, but frankly – the project isn’t at the Script stage yet. Seems Nolan is still hatching some ideas. But he just wanted me to pass on that they have the highest enthusiasm for this project, but the story on Latino just isn’t accurate. I’ll see what more I can find out, but as of right now, there really isn’t anything else to tell.
So it seems the break wasn’t so big a story after all.
Its not the first time a website got the jump on some juicy news and it turned out to be entirely fabricated by someone. It won’t be the last time either.
The internet is all a flutter about this news already today, not one indicating the confirmation. Maybe it will spark discussions everywhere about that proposed angle for the film and those in charge can take note of what everyone is carrying on about.
I would personally NOT want to see Lex Luthor in it. That villain was so beat to death. Also, as much as I loved Routh for the role, if they are rebooting it clean, I would sooner he wasn’t in it. It would confuse people into tying the new film to the Singer sequel/retcon of Reeve’s Superman 2.
Braniac would work, or Metallo. I would hold off on something as epic as Doomsday or Darksied just yet.