David Goyer, who worked on the Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel (and is now penning Batman vs. Superman) spoke with Collider recently to discuss the second season of his Starz original series Da Vinci’s Demons. In the course of the interview, Collider did manage to slip in a question about the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, and the difficulty of not only balancing characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, but also giving them each the respect that their history deserves. Goyer responded with the following:
“I always try my best to honor every character. When you’re dealing with big iconic characters, there’s a lot of fan pressure to get it right, and I respect that and admire that passion enormously. At the same time, you can’t let your creative process be too crowded by that or distracted by it. It’s not always one uniform opinion of how you should portray this character or that character. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of walking that razor’s edge. You just have to do your best and know what’s out there, but at the same time, follow your own muse.”
Hopefully Goyer is putting what he says here into practice while writing the script for Batman vs. Superman… though only time will tell if the movie will be able to live up to all the hype that’s being heaped onto it.