David S Goyer addresses Justice League rumours

News Simon Brew 14 Jun 2013 - 07:30

We ask the man straight: David S Goyer, are you involved with the Justice League movie?

At the official junket-y thing for Man Of Steel in London, we managed to sneak into a posh hotel in London to find David S Goyer nursing the after effects of a rather good night the day before. What better opportunity, along with our friends at HeyUGuys, to ask a direct question about Justice League than by taking advantage of Goyer's need for an Alka Seltzer. Here's what happened...

We're keen to get an answer straight from you. It was reported online earlier this week that you'd said you were definitely doing Justice League...

It was not reported...! I did not definitely say that [laughs].

Can I ask you straight out, then: is it a project you're involved with, and is there any meat on it yet?

It would be disingenuous to say Warner Bros doesn't hope that this would be the starting point for a shared universe. And Zack has said that Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. It would be a different Bruce Wayne from Chris' [Nolan] Dark Knight trilogy, and it would be disingenuous to say that Zack and I haven't had various conversations on set, around 'what if' and 'moving forward'.

That having been said, it's all going to depend on the next few weeks. Warner Bros has hopes that there will be more Man Of Steel films, and that this will be the beginning of a shared universe. We could meet Batman, or Wonder Woman, or the Justice League in these movies. But they all hinge on box office reception.

But this should be a big hit.

If that happens, I would be happy, and nervous, to dive in.

And that would be a blank slate? Will Beall had done a screenplay that doesn't appear to be going anywhere?

It would be blank slate, yes.

We appreciate there's only so much you can say, but just wanted to get the facts from you.

Well, some of it's not bullshit! They're hoping that the film does well, but god forbid it doesn't, things will change. I don't know how many different iterations of Justice League they've tried to mount over the last decade or so. But for one reason or another they haven't happened. I think Warner Bros has seen - and Chris deserves the biggest credit for this - that we were able to revitalise Batman and turn it into the first billon dollar superhero film. And they're hoping that Superman will be revistalised as well. And if we can do Batman and Superman, then maybe we can move on to Wonder Woman, and The Flash, and characters like that...

David S Goyer, thank you very much...!

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