What a mess this turned out to be. What seemed like a dream come true for fans, turned into a huge mess that may in the end being a huge rumor.
Shortly after LatinoReview posted their article about the breaking news, Harry Knowles, famous “nerd” insider for AICN, posted an article saying that he in fact recently spoke with Thomas Tull, the President & CEO of Legendary Pictures who LatinoReview’s source claimed to have gotten this information from, and said that the news might be true at some point, but it’s not yet:
“Hey folks, Harry here… So just a while ago I just got off the phone with Thomas Tull at Legendary Pictures who told me that the story that appeared over on LATINO REVIEW just frankly isn’t true. Tull has not unilaterally hired Goyer to come in and write the new SUPERMAN. He loves Goyer, but frankly – the project isn’t at the Script stage yet. Seems Nolan is still hatching some ideas. But he just wanted me to pass on that they have the highest enthusiasm for this project, but the story on Latino just isn’t accurate. I’ll see what more I can find out, but as of right now, there really isn’t anything else to tell.”
While that alone could have caused tremendous Doubt on latinoreview’s source, IGN posted news of their own shortly after AICN‘s supposed conversation with Tull saying something quite different.
IGN is reporting that they had not only also spoken with Tull but Goyer is attached to Superman:
“IGN has heard from reliable sources that Tull is downplaying this report. Goyer is in fact on the project, but not only that — his The Dark Knight co-writer Jonah Nolan will also be scripting Superman: The Man of Steel along with him. Nolan’s brother Christopher is expected to only executive-produce, and not direct, the film. That said, he will be “hands-on” as a producer. Since the Superman film is under the gun because of the ongoing legal entanglements involving the property, Warner Bros. wants the pair to get started on their script on the double.
Our sources add that Warners is confident in the early work that Goyer and Jonah Nolan have done so far on Batman 3, and that as a result Superman has now taken on a higher priority status at the studio than it had since Superman Returns was released.”
I think at this point any comment I could make on the subject would seem useless. I’m not only confused with who is really being honest, but I wish it would all stop for a moment so we can catch our breath.