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.
NBC's forthcoming DC-adapted 'Constantine' series surprised us all this past week with the revelation that 'True Blood' star Lucy Griffiths would be written out as the female lead, but the biggest surprises are yet to come. Find out who's been cast as the new female lead "Zed," which of John Constantine's comic habits won't make it to TV, and what future DC characters might pop up over the course of the first season!
In recent years we've seen Starz struggle a bit beyond its usual two-season order, canceling 'Magic City' after its initial run while the likes of 'Black Sails' had difficulty breaking out with an audience. That said, 'Da Vinci's Demons' remains strong enough that Starz officially elected to press on with its season 3 in 2015, albeit with a reduced role for series creator David S. Goyer.
The James Cameron-produced remake of 'Fantastic Voyage' has had trouble getting off the ground, but perhaps it will move forward now that 'Dark Knight' and 'Man of Steel' mastermind David Goyer has joined the project.
David Goyer is a busy man. He’s currently one of the masterminds behind all of Warner Brothers’s DC-centric movies like ‘Man of Steel,' ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ ‘Sandman,' and even the television version of ‘Constantine,' but one of his passion projects is the Starz series ‘Da Vinci’s Demons.’ As the show is about to kick off season 2 on Saturday, March 22, we sat down with Goyer to dive into the next cycle, which is that much bigger than the first season, as it (at least eventually) takes Da Vinci to Mayan ruins, which may lead to his downfall.
Normally we'd expect Friday nights reserved for the likes of such run-off news as 'Space Jam 2,' but it seems NBC doesn't mind keeping its new 'Constantine' in the dark, so to speak. Welsh actor Matt Ryan has landed the title role in David Goyer's DC pilot for NBC, but what else have we learned about the demon fighting detective?
Just hours after FOX further enticed DC fans with details of its forthcoming 'Gotham' TV series, another dark DC hero has gained momentum with his own TV adaptation. NBC's David S. Goyer-produced 'Constantine' TV series has been given an official pilot order, getting us one step closer to the 'Hellblazer' adaptation we've always wanted to see.
As we reported a month ago, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is involved with adapting 'Sandman' for the big screen, with David Goyer having written the film's outline. The new news is that Gordon-Levitt may not only star, but produce and direct the film as well.