David S. Goyer is one of the busiest guys in Hollywood. Not only is the third, and final, season of his historical fantasy drama “Da Vinci’s Demons” set to debut on Starz, the prolific writer/producer has the highly anticipated “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in the pipeline for 2016, is developing the pre-Superman TV series “Krypton” for the Syfy network, and has countless other irons in fires around the entertainment industry.
Goyer spoke with CBR News about the Golden Age of superheroes and doing Wonder Woman justice for her big screen debut. Plus, he opened up a bit about the progress on “Krypton,” the disappointment he felt over “Constantine’s” cancellation, and pride he has in seeing the character live on in “Arrow.”
CBR News: With the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes dominating television and movies, do you feel this is the Golden Age of superheroes?
David Goyer: Without question. It’s kind of crazy. In my wildest dreams, as a kid growing up reading comic books, I never thought there would be this many comic book shows, movies and video games. It’s nuts.
You penned “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and fans have been clamoring for every bit of information about the film. What are you most excited for audiences to see?
Wonder Woman, because she hasn’t been depicted in cinema before. It’s great to get that iconic character out there. It’s great to have a female superhero of that stature finally make it to the big screen.
It’s been a long road for Wonder Woman to make it to the big screen. What were some of the challenges of getting the character right?
I don’t know how much I can say about that. We just tried to do the character justice, no pun intended. We were aware that it was a big responsibility, that a lot of young girls and women looked up to that character. We wanted to make sure the character was depicted with a lot of nobility and dignity.
Any update on Syfy’s upcoming series, “Krypton?”
I hope to have some good word pretty soon. We are very much actively developing it. We are doing scripts. We are doing early concept art, both visual and visual effects. Touch wood, hopefully that will be happening soon.
“Constantine” really found it’s groove in the end, but was unfortunately not renewed by NBC. How happy are you to see the character live on through “Arrow?”
I think it’s great. I had some preliminary discussions with Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti about if the show continued, if we could do a crossover. I’m all for it. I love Matt
The show did find it’s groove. It’s unfortunate that tends to happen in network television. In the beginning, you are sort of jostling around to try to tell the version of the character that you want to tell. I feel like around episode 4 or 5, that’s when we really started firing on all cylinders. It’s a shame we couldn’t have continued, because it was a lot of fun.
“Da Vinci’s Demons” leading man Tom Riley mentioned he would be interested in playing Iron Fist. What are your thoughts on that casting idea?
Tom Riley as Iron Fist? I’d be all for it. Danny Rand? Why not? That would be cool.
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