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David Goyer Says DC Wanted Dark Knight Trilogy In the DCEU, Recalls Man of Steel Script Note

July 25, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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David Goyer has revealed that DC wanted Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy as part of what is now known as the DCEU. Goyer spoke with THR about his work on DC’s films and more, and you can check out a couple of highlights below:

On DC wanting the Dark Knight films in the DCEU: “Chris always wanted to keep the Dark Knight films as a separate entity and [the studio] kept wanting, understandably, to pull him into a whole DC expanded universe. Chris obviously was a producer on Man of Steel, and it’s tempting to think they were linked, but they really weren’t. I mean, I’m sure one could retroactively do it.”

On the worst script note he ever received: “One note I got was on Man of Steel, where the ending involves Superman utilizing the pod that he arrived in as a child in order to bring down General Zod’s ship. The note we got from the studio said, ‘You have to change that.’ We asked why. They said, ‘Because if Superman uses that pod and it’s destroyed while saving the city, how is he ever going to get back home to Krypton?’ There was just this long pause and we said, ‘Krypton blew up. You saw 30 minutes of it!'”