It's all a part of the plan...
David S. Goyer, the go-to comic book movie writer and scribe of the forthcoming Batman / Superman face-off, has been talking about the development of the DC Comics showdown.
"One of the things that's been for us," Goyer told the Associate Press, "is we're a bit further along than I think people realise."
Indeed, Goyer and company, including director Zack Snyder, have been developing the sequel to Man Of Steel since before most people were aware of its existence. And with the movie set to shoot early in 2014, the (predictably vehement) fan reactions are almost too late to be dealt with.
"We're conscious of the fans' point of view when we're working on these things, but you cant let yourself be paralysed by that," Goyer said in response to the devotees' response.
"At the end of the day you still have to create something, and if you try to think about what the fans would like, you stop being creative. It's sort of like, where does it end?"
"You have to write the story you want to write, and hope that people want to see it."
That's all very well for Goyer, but then again, he's not directly involved with the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, a move that sparked outcry the world over.
Batman Vs Superman (as it's currently referred to) will hit cinemas in Summer 2015.
Source: Associated Press