Even as DC TV finally introduces small-screen Superman for Supergirl Season 2, Syfy remains committed so the Man of Steel’s distant past. Following an official pilot order for Syfy’s Krypton, a new report details everything from Superman’s grandfather, to Zod’s familial ties, and even a Legion of Superheroes connection.
Well, considering the amount of time Syfy’s proposed Superman prequel drama Krypton has spent on the bench, the Man of Steel’s grandpa was bound to leap forth eventually. So it is, that Syfy has given an official order to Krypton, taking us to a time way, way before Superman first donned the cape.
Were Supergirl and Gotham not Superman and DC-adjacent enough for you? Syfy has good news. After a long gestation, Syfy’s Super-grandpa prequel drama Krypton is all-but-confirmed for a pilot order, as written by Man of Steel scribe David Goyer.
And in news from the darker corner of DC’s movie universe, we finally have another update on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Sandman film, based on Neil Gaiman’s beloved graphic novel series. Although David Goyer developed the treatment for the film, Gordon-Levitt has been searching for the perfect writer to tackle the screenplay, and it appears that he’s found someone quite familiar with horror.
However difficult a time Gotham has navigating early years of Batman mythology, Man of Steel writer David Goyer’s Syfy Krypton looks to skirt its Superman problem by going hundreds of years in the past. Goyer offered up a few new details of the tone and setting of the proposed pilot, potentially tying into the Man of Steel mythos as well.
We’re just weeks away from Constantine star Matt Ryan conjuring a magical resurrection on The CW’s Arrow, but many still lament the character’s own home at NBC casting him out into the cold of cancellation to begin with. Now, executive producer David Goyer admits that NBC might not have proven a wise home for the demon-fighting detective, who could have lived longer under a different model.
Fans of Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons, we have good news and bad. On the plus side, the premium cable network has released a first trailer, poster and October premiere for Season 3 of the historical drama! Conversely, Starz confirms Season 3 will be the last for Da Vinci’s Demons. Also, your frogurt is cursed.
We did it, everyone! First 'Smallville' took us back to a teenage Clark Kent's evolution into the Man of Steel, then 'Gotham' explored the origin's origins of a prepubescent Batman. Now, Syfy is officially upping the ante with writer David Goyer to create a 'Krypton' TV series, exploring the origin's origin's origin of Superman's grandpappy!
While most of us have been very occupied with the more major superhero movie news out of Marvel and DC, we haven’t forgotten about another DC project in development over at Warner Bros.: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman,’ which has been in development for quite a while now. First announced late last year, it’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about the project, but Gordon-Levitt and writer David Goyer finally have an update for us.
First 'Smallville' set out to tell the tale of Superman before the days of donning a cape and tights, then 'Gotham' borrowed the idea to show Batman's earliest beginnings, but could 'Krypton' go back even further into DC mythology? 'Constantine' and DC's David S. Goyer has reportedly begun development on a new 'Krypton' TV series, which may well tell the origins of Superman's pre-origins.