However the new Superman movie turns out, you have David Goyer to thank for it. While he and Christopher Nolan were breaking the story of Batman 3, they hit a wall. While trying to clear their headspace, Goyer pitched a take on the Man of Steel.

“He basically told me, ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman,’” Nolan told the LA Times.
“I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of
approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it
incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding
the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it
going in an exciting way.”


What
is that take? Nobody’s telling! Goyer is writing the script right now,
and he doesn’t even know who might direct it, despite rumors that
Jonathan Nolan would be taking the reins.

One
thing that Nolan does say is that he wants to keep Superman on his own,
as he has done with Batman. No cross-overs for his Man of Steel, which
seems weird as Warner Bros must be looking at Marvel Studio’s success
with a shared universe of characters leading to The Avengers.

Nolan’s
not spending too much time thinking about Superman, though, as he views
the film as a 2011 or 2012 production. So settle down out there, folks.