It doesn’t matter if you’ve read just one comic in your life, there are certain things everyone seems to know, particularly when it comes to the biggest names in the genre. We all know that Bruce Wayne became Batman after the death of his parents; We all know that Peter Parker was asked by a radioactive spider; and we all know that Superman was sent to Earth as a baby after the destruction of his home planet. Well, it turns out that at least one Warner Bros. executive doesn’t have basic comic book skills.
In an extensive interview with IRON MAN screenwriter David S. Goyer on THR, the writer was asked to describe the worst screenplay grade he had ever received.
One note I received was about Man of Steel, where the ending involves Superman using the capsule he arrived in as a child to shoot down General Zod’s ship. The note we got from the studio said, “You have to change that.” We ask why. They said, “Because if Superman uses that capsule and it gets destroyed while saving the city, how is he going to get home to Krypton?” There was just a long pause and we said, “Krypton exploded. You saw 30 minutes!”
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I suppose it’s possible to forgive the studio for forgetting about the destruction of Krypton in the comics, but when the first part of the movie deals exclusively with its destruction … you have to wonder if anyone was really paying attention; Not to mention, Superman doesn’t actually need a ship to get around. David S. Goyer’s next project is a serial adaptation by Isaac Asimov Foundation series for Apple TV +. The chronicles of the series “the thousand-year saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to challenge it“and will be released on September 24, 2021.