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David S. Goyer

  1. The Mary Sue’s Worst Moments in Female Fandom in 2014

    On the upside, we got to snark a lot. On the downside... everything.

    We try to see the positive in all situations around here at TMS, but occasionally, some things happen in fandom that we just have to call out. 2014 had a series of moments in which it didn't feel super-awesome to be a female fan of things like comics, cosplay, and video games, so let's take a look at the whole horrible list.

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  2. Gaiman Tells Fans to Slow Their Roll Over Hiddleston Sandman Joke; First Good Omens Previews Arrive!

    Bit of a mixed bag, that.

    Neil Gaiman, destroyer of dreams, wants to set the record straight for any fans out there who thought his praise of Hiddleston's cheekbones meant the British actor was definitively cast to play Morpheus in the film adaptation of The Sandman.

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  3. Now That Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange, Neil Gaiman Puts Forth Tom Hiddleston to Play Sandman’s Morpheus

    You should know, there is a significant lack of Tom Hiddleston/Morpheus fan art out there. Get to work, nerds!

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  4. David Goyer, Syfy Developing Superman Origin Story; Teen Titans Pilot To Start Filming Next Year

    "It's not an 'S.' On my world it means ‘stop.’"

    After promising to focus on actual sci-fi programming and cut down on the shark-based weather phenomena, Syfy is about to bring audiences the most explosive television event of the decade: a David S. Goyer-developed drama about Superman's grandpa.

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  5. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gives Updates On The Sandman Movie, Says He’s Working On The Script With Neil Gaiman

    Preparing for a 20*mumblemumble* release.

    Yup, still happening.

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  6. Wesley Snipes Takes Credit For RDJ’s Iron Man, Talks Blade’s Effect On Marvel Films, & Makes A Subtle Dig At David Goyer

    Snipes, no sniping!

    If I'm being honest, I don't remember a whole lot about Blade: Trinity. Jessica Biel played Hawkeye, right?

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  7. David S. Goyer Gets Defensive About Constantine’s Sexuality With Comic-Con Reporter

    Make sure you are seated in the "ready to facepalm" position

    Oh, look, it's everybody's favorite member of Hollywood to be mad at, David S. Goyer! What would you like to talk about today, David? ... You wanna talk about how all the people who are mad at the bi-erasure in NBC's Constantine are wrong? Well, that can't possibly go poorly!

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  8. NBC’s Constantine Casts New Female Lead; John Will Smoke But Definitely Won’t Be Bisexual

    Definitely won't be on fire.

    The folks behind NBC's Constantine show have been on press tour lately, answering the (cigarette) burning questions of various folks.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Debbie Harry is Jean Grey

    Things We Saw Today

    Badass. Someone sent this other rock star superhero series my way after we posted the Super Rockers yesterday. (art by James Zark via Bendis)

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  10. Things We Saw Today: The Sistine Chapel, Batman-Style

    Things We Saw Today

    Kinda twisted. I like it. (by Simone Bianchi, via Blastr)

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  11. She-Hulk Co-Creator Stan Lee Reacts to David Goyer’s “Porn Star” Statements

    Excelsior!

    I know I was looking for a new female superhero, and the idea of an intelligent Hulk-type grabbed me. ...Never for an instant did I want her as a love interest for Hulk. Only a nut would even think of that. -- Stan Lee, speaking to The Washington Post's Comic Riffs. Stan Lee's reasons for creating She-Hulk (which we covered in our piece on David Goyer's comments yesterday) might not have been entirely as he says, but the problems with the screenwriter's statements stand. For one, Goyer's perfectly confident his words will be respected even if they reveal a broad ignorance of both the in-comics appearances of the character he's talking about and the known industry stories of their creation. For another, he's perfectly comfortable with at-a-glance assigning a female character to the "just there for the T&A" box, a trend we've seen over and over again with male movie reviewers and Black Widow. And further, his statements do nothing to shame these hypothetical sex-fantasy-crazed writers who created his hypothetical She-Hulk or hold them responsible for being a part of the problem of women's representation in genre fiction.

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  12. Man of Steel Sequel Writer David Goyer Calls Marvel’s She-Hulk “A Giant Green Porn Star,” Insults Geeks

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    Last night, a podcast called Scriptnotes interviewed a panel of screenwriters before a live audience. "The Summer Superhero Spectacular" panel included Andrea Berloff (The Legend of Conan), Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel). Podcast hosts John August and Craig Mazin asked the screenwriters a few questions on how they approached the genre of superheroes and mythical warriors. As expected, Goyer answered some questions but avoided giving away spoilers on his upcoming projects bringing the DC Comics Universe to live-action. But it's the way he spoke about a Marvel Comics hero which got our attention. 

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  13. Gotham Gets A Riddler, Fantastic Four Casts Doctor Doom, And More DC/Marvel News

    All the comic book adaptation news that's fit to print (and some that's not)! 

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  14. David Goyer Thinks It’s A Mistake To Listen To Comic Book Fans, Jesse Eisenberg Can’t Talk About Man Of Steel 2

    I apologize in advance if this causes you anger.

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  15. Constantine and Preacher TV Writers Talk Sticking to the Source Material, Hair Color

    Consider the Following

    There's also a bit of casting news for the CW's iZombie, but I know what you're here for: Finding out whether NBC's version of John Constantine will be a blonde chain smoker. Your answer lies behind the cut.

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  16. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Discusses The Potential Of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman

    My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

    We were surprised, but also kind of intrigued, when Joseph Gordon-Levitt announced he'd be working with David Goyer to bring Neil Gaiman's The Sandman to the big screen. But that was pretty much where we left it. Thankfully, someone thought to press Gordon-Levitt for a few details.

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  17. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel Sequel Adds Ben Affleck’s Argo Screenwriter

    Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

    This is certainly interesting. 

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  18. David S. Goyer, Neil Gaiman and… Joseph Gordon-Levitt are Working on a Sandman Movie

    It is a gift!

    Hat tip to Comics Alliance, who win the prize for most appropriate top image.

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  19. NBC Developing Constantine Series With Nolan Trilogy Scribe

    Suddenly

    The number of DC universe set shows that are coming to a television screen near you is increasing rapidly these days. The Flash is speedily spinning off of Arrow, Gotham, the Batman show without Batman, was announced yesterday, and now a series based on Hellblazer, the long running Vertigo title featuring the trials of John Constantine, is in development at NBC.

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  20. Live-Action Batman and Superman Crossover Film is Happening!

    I hope it's a bromance.

    DC announced at their San Diego Comic Con panel that Superman won't be alone in the follow up to Man of Steel. He'll be joined by Batman, and it looks like the film will kick things off for putting a Justice League film together. Zack Snyder is returning to direct with David S. Goyer writing the script. Get pumped, everybody.

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