by Brett White
In the latest episode of Empire Magazine’s film podcast, “Man of Steel” screenwriter David Goyer reveals why the latest Superman film doesn’t bear the iconic hero’s name. The decision’s always seemed slightly puzzling, especially considering how this film is rebooting the franchise after 2006’s failed “Superman Returns.” Now Goyer has explained their reasoning.
“That was [producer] Chris [Nolan] and I. [We called it] ’Man Of Steel’ and Warner Bros. said, ’Why?’ And we started talking about it, and we said, ’We want a line of demarcation in the sand between the old and the new.’ We always knew we would be using the Superman glyph, or the shield as we call it. But Man Of Steel was also supposed to represent our take, which was he’s a man, but he’s not made of flesh and blood, metaphorically he’s a man of steel. So that was sort of like the whole thing wrapped up in a nutshell.”
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