Unfortunately, David S. Goyer
doesn't have a lot to tell us about any of the many projects he's working on, but most of us will no doubt settle for even the tiniest updates. So, just as I was, you'll probably be satisfied with the little interview
he gave to Wizard
magazine, in which he was asked about the hottest things he's got in the pipeline. First up is Magneto
, the X-Men
spin-off/prequel that he scripted and will soon be directing. All he could say is that he's been scouting locations and right now it looks like he'll be primarily filming in Europe and Argentina. He also hinted that he's going to have to budget wisely to get the thing in for a cheap enough price (meaning he wrote some expensive-to-do scenes or Fox doesn't see good reason to spend too much on this one).
Of further interest to comic geeks, Goyer shared that his script for Super Max
(aka the Green
Lantern Arrow prison movie
*) features a number of obscure, "third-tier" super villains, including Icicle
from the comic JSA
. He says that he gave DC a list of villains he wanted to use and then the comic publisher weeded out the ones it didn't want appearing in the movie. Speaking of DC, Goyer also told Wizard
that he's returning to comic books soon with his JSA
writing partner Geoff Johns. All he could reveal is that it takes place following the upcoming Final Crisis
Goyer isn't all comics, though. He shared with Wizard
his inspiration and basic idea for The Invisible Man
, which he sees as sort of a sequel to H.G. Wells' novel, and mentioned that he also played loose with the young adult books that Jumper
is based upon. The most exciting thing he had to say, at least for Heroes
fans, is that he's really interested in scripting an episode of Heroes: Origins
. I don't know how he has the time to tackle all of these things right now -- all I can think of is that his real name must be Jamie Madrox
-- but I'll just have to patiently await each one in due time.
[ Thanks to ComingSoon.net
for the tip. ]*You know, I think if I had actually been a DC fan, I still would have confused the two Green characters. Apologies to the fans and readers.