After being involved in most of DC Comics’ successful films, Warner Bros. has signed David S. Goyer — writer of the ‘Blade’ trilogy and Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy — to a three-year first-look deal via his production company, Phantom Four Studios. His first work under contract will not be a DC Comics film, but a sci-fi thriller written by Doug Jung – writer of TV series Dark Blue and Big Love – which might serve as a possible directing vehicle for him.
Studio producing deals are a rare thing these days, but signing Goyer was a smart move for Warner Bros. He most recently scripted the studio’s Superman reboot Man of Steel, which grossed $665 million worldwide, and he already writing the Batman vs. Superman follow-up that Zack Snyder will direct with Ben ‘Batfleck’ Affleck playing the Caped Crusader and Henry Cavill reprising his role as the Last Son of Krypton.
Goyer himself felt no real reason for a contract but took the deal anyway, saying:
“I was perfectly happy not having a deal, and just financed the overhead myself. Warner Bros graciously offered me a deal and they’ve provided the lion’s share of my employment over the last decade, so what the hell?”
With so much history with superhero films, it seems like Warner Bros. wants more than just a producer. I think they want someone who can bring DC Comics heroes to the forefront like Joss Whedon did with The Avengers. Superman and Batman already have a movie in the works that supposedly will feature Wonder Woman, and the Flash is slated to appear in the CW’s Arrow, a show based on Green Arrow. Could all this lead up to the long awaited Justice League movie. Only time will tell.
What do you think? Will Davis Goyer be to DC Comics what Joss Whedon is to Marvel Comics???
SOURCE: Deadline Hollywood