David Goyer to Pit The Man of Steel vs Brainiac and Lex Luthor

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Ugh, Lex Luthor is back? Christ. Anyways, the latest news from the Fortress of Solitude is that David Goyer (left), Hollywood’s go-to guy for all things comic book related, has now come onboard Warner Bros.’ latest attempt to get a “Superman Returns” sequel (to be called “The Man of Steel”) off the ground before 2013, when the studio will lose the rights to the character to the heirs of Superman co-creators Jerome Siegel and Joe Shuster. That means they’ll need to get this bad boy in production by 2011 (or earlier) for at least a 2012 release, which serves them right for dragging their feet on the sequel.

Goyer, who has done everything from “Batman Begins” to “Blade”, sold Warner Bros. on his idea for a sequel: an action-packed story pitting Superman against Lex Luthor and the alien supervillain Brainiac. This of course would also mean that Goyer will be working on breathing new life into yet another D.C. superhero character with Christopher Nolan, who was announced as a “mentor” for “The Man of Steel” earlier this month.

As for former “Superman Returns” director Bryan Singer and star Brandon Routh? it doesn’t look like either men will be back.

Finally, a sequel! Man, I'm glad I kept the costume -- wait, what? I'm not coming back? Dammit!

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    @LSB-I’m not gonna laugh at you. I’m sure he’s very aware of the difference. And I’m sure he’d make a great Superman, but I think that my issue stems from the fact that the show has introduced all these people he should be meeting as Superman, and yet he’s not. And then I just think him being in a Superman movie that’s not attatched to he show he’s been a aprt of for so long, playing thee same character, albeit in a different luight, would just me too much. He’d come with baggage.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

    @LSB-I’m not gonna laugh at you. I’m sure he’s very aware of the difference. And I’m sure he’d make a great Superman, but I think that my issue stems from the fact that the show has introduced all these people he should be meeting as Superman, and yet he’s not. And then I just think him being in a Superman movie that’s not attatched to he show he’s been a aprt of for so long, playing thee same character, albeit in a different luight, would just me too much. He’d come with baggage.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    Smallville sucks, The guy who plays Clark is okay but completely a “Tv actor” in the old sense. Nowadays for the most part you have people making the switch and doing well for themselves. Bro Montana who plays SUpes on Smallville I dont think would be one of those newer breed good switches. The only thing smallville got right is lex and his father. Everything else looks like it was done before the old flash series with 1/2 as much knowledge of story telling and special fx. I have been subjected to that show for the last 2 months due to my roommate who watches that crap and every other craptastic show to ever come on. Everyone always says the same thing when talking about that show as well, “Lex is awesome…they are hit and miss and miss alot, but every now and again they do something cool”. They ruined doomsday, made green arrow laughable, they use Lana for reasons unknown, and they are about to make the JLA laughable in that made for the Toilet Special coming out. Keep TV SUPES away from the movie and everyone else thats parts of that show as well. Kristen KRUek already destroyed one franchise (Chun Li My ASS!) Sorry, Just had to get it out. SOOO Sick of that friggin show.

    • LSB

      LOL!!! That was funny

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    Smallville sucks, The guy who plays Clark is okay but completely a “Tv actor” in the old sense. Nowadays for the most part you have people making the switch and doing well for themselves. Bro Montana who plays SUpes on Smallville I dont think would be one of those newer breed good switches. The only thing smallville got right is lex and his father. Everything else looks like it was done before the old flash series with 1/2 as much knowledge of story telling and special fx. I have been subjected to that show for the last 2 months due to my roommate who watches that crap and every other craptastic show to ever come on. Everyone always says the same thing when talking about that show as well, “Lex is awesome…they are hit and miss and miss alot, but every now and again they do something cool”. They ruined doomsday, made green arrow laughable, they use Lana for reasons unknown, and they are about to make the JLA laughable in that made for the Toilet Special coming out. Keep TV SUPES away from the movie and everyone else thats parts of that show as well. Kristen KRUek already destroyed one franchise (Chun Li My ASS!) Sorry, Just had to get it out. SOOO Sick of that friggin show.

    • LSB

      LOL!!! That was funny

  • Jumpballer2244

    I hostly like to see Lex be a good guy to the publics eye and really finds a way to get rid of Superman. (BRAINIAC) It Ishould be something along the lines that Lex looks through some files of, lets say Roswell and discovers that people saw something fall from the sky and Lex thinks its Cryptonyte, instead he finds Brainiac and brings him back to his lab. Lex knows everything about his history on his home planet and who was the cause of the destruction of the Planet. Now Brainaic is making Lex rich and more famous then Superman then ever. Lex helps Brainaic get a body made out of the most indestrucible steel ever to made. Not even the Man of Steel can't put a dent in. Lex soon learns that he's only using Lex to gain knowledge of the Planet and is going to destroy Earth and Kill Superman. Lex is furious and tries to pull the plug. I like to see something that only Brainaic can do. Hologram images of Lex Luther and protray him. While this is all going down. Superman faces everyday crooks and robbers and such and really don't bring somebody else in. It makes it to much for people to handle and to follow. Brainaic should be really the main villian and it should be an epic battle.