Man of Steel writer David Goyer has revealed a bizarre studio note he received while working on the script for the 2013 Henry Cavill Superman film.
By now it’s no secret that there was a lot of behind-the-scenes drama during the development of the films for DC Extended Universe. From the production problems behind Justice League to the constant delays behind Ezra Miller’s solo film, The Flash, the stories behind the development of these movies could fill multiple books. Now it appears that the writing on the wall for these problems may have been there since the beginning.
In 2013, Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel was released to mixed reactions from audiences and critics. While the film didn’t make as much money as Warner Bros. had hoped, it made enough that the company felt it was a good starting point for its own cinematic universe to compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, Man of Steel Writer David Goyer has revealed that the people at the top may not have understood Superman or even the film itself.
In a recent interview, David Goyer spoke about the Henry Cavil Superman film. During the discussion, he revealed that he once received a bizarre studio note that that involved the pod Superman was sent to Earth on:
“One note I got was on Man of Steel. Where the ending involves Superman utilizing the pod that he arrived in as a child in order to bring down General Zod’s ship. The note we got from the studio said, ‘You have to change that.’ We asked why. They said, ‘Because if Superman uses that pod and it’s destroyed while saving the city, how is he ever going to get back home to Krypton?’ There was just this long pause and we said, ‘Krypton blew up. You saw 30 minutes of it!'”
What do you make of this odd studio note? How would you have changed the ending of Man of Steel? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Henry Cavill’s Superman was last seen in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Here is a plot synopsis for the film:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
The Snyder Cut stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, JK Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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