While most of us still have to wait a few more months before getting to see the new Superman movie Man of Steel, some have already seen it and it has been getting rave reviews. The Man of Steel screenplay was written by David S. Goyer and he has now admitted that he came up with the idea for the new Superman movie by accident, as it certainly wasn't planned.
Goyer told Collider, "Chris (Nolan) and I were working on The Dark Knight Rises, working on the story; we were blocked. We agreed to part ways for a couple of weeks and just see if something had bubbled at the surface. So I went back to my home office. I was wasting time and procrastinating and took out an archive edition of some of the original Superman comic books, Action comic books and started rereading them because I couldn’t figure out this plot point on Dark Knight Rises."
He added, "I just randomly sat down one afternoon and wrote up some ideas for Superman. When I met with Chris Nolan again in another week or so he said, 'Have you worked out the problem on the Dark Knight Rises?' I said, 'No,' he said, 'What have you been doing?' and I said, 'Well, I had this idea for Superman,' and because Chris likes to procrastinate as well he said 'let’s hear it,' so I told him."
David continues, "He literally called Jeff Robinov, who’s the head of Warner Bros, while I was sitting there and said, 'Jeff, Dave just told me this take on Superman and you need to hear it, I’d like to produce it. Can we come in?' And we went in the next day. That’s how it happened. No, we weren’t trying to do it, it just happened."
Man of Steel has been directed by Zack Snyder and will see British actor Henry Cavill starring as Clark Kent aka Superman. The cast of Man of Steel also includes Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane and is set to be released on June 14 in both the US and the UK.