Big-ass Superman news! Goyer writing; Brainiac, Luthor!

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

When news first broke that The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan would godfather a reboot of the Superman franchise, the natural question became: Who will write it?

Well, duh: How about Dark Knight story guy David Goyer himself? Who better than the guy who reinvented Blade and Batman for the big screen, a guy who is a big-time comics expert?

Today, Latino Review reports that Goyer—who recently stepped down as show runner of his ABC TV show FlashForward—will write the script for the new Superman.

(What about the third Nolan Batman movie, you ask? Latino Review says Goyer won't write it, but will rather just help with the story, as he did with Dark Knight.)

Other details:

♦The movie will be called The Man of Steel, not Superman. ♦The story will rely on John Byrne's 1986 reboot of the character in the DC Comics, which he once described as "taking Superman back to the basics ... It's basically Siegel and Shuster's Superman meets the Fleischer Superman in 1986," according to Wikipedia. ♦The story will feature Lex Luthor and Brainiac, but is not an origin story. ♦Brandon Routh, who starred in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, won't be back, nor will Singer.

Check out Latino Review for more deets.

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