It’s common knowledge that Superman works as the anti-thesis to Batman, both in terms of character and powerset, so it was surprising for most people to find out that the most recent Superman movie will be written by the same scribe who wrote one of the best film adaptations of Batman to date, David S. Goyer.
In a recent interview with IGN, the Dark Knight writer revealed it was a challenge writing a darker take on the Man of Steel compared to writing Batman:
“I never thought I’d be doing a Superman film. The only possible way to top myself or ourselves on Batman is to tackle Superman who’s the sort of granddaddy of all the superheroes. He’s trickier. It’s easier doing a dark character who doesn’t have any superpowers, but I’m really proud of what we’ve done and I can’t wait for people to see it. I think the movie is going to be the right movie for the times. I’m happy the movie is going to be coming out this summer because I think it’s the kind of movie that the world needs right now.”