"As my feature projects have started ramping up again, I felt I was being pulled in too many directions," Goyer said in a statement. "I'm proud of the show and excited about the relaunch. It's in great hands."
Goyer's feature film work has deep ties to the comic book world, so it's hard to determine exactly which project is getting the majority of his attention. According to a quick note on Deadline Hollywood, however, he might have his sights set on the third "Batman" movie.
"Goyer's feature career is really heating up, since he co-wrote Batman Begins, and penned the story for The Dark Knight, and is now writing the third Batman installment with Chris Nolan's brother Jonah," reports Deadline Hollywood.
Last summer, we asked Goyer for a status update on a hopeful sequel to "The Dark Knight." At the time, he said that the sequel wouldn't move forward until Nolan finished his work on "Inception." But as that movie is only months away from release, perhaps Goyer is now starting to work on the highly anticipated project.
But there's another comic book possibility to consider — now that Goyer has left the showrunner position on "FlashForward," his schedule could be free enough to direct the next "Ghost Rider" film.
"I've talked about it with him just because I'm a fan of David's," producer Mike De Luca said just last month. "A lot depends on his schedule and a lot depends on where we are when the script comes in, but I think just for me personally, this is just me speaking not Avi Arad or the studios, I have tremendous respect for David, I always have."
Beyond "Batman" and "Ghost Rider," Goyer's comic book projects include the Green Arrow-starring "Super Max" and a long-gestating script for "X-Men Origins: Magneto." While the possibilities for Goyer's future film work are wide open, chances are good that he'll find his way back to the paneled page before too long.
With his work on "FlashForward" now reduced, which comic book project would you like Goyer to focus his attention on? Tell us in the comments section and on Twitter!