I apologize in advance if this causes you anger.
So. David Goyer. Some fans were happy to hear Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio was being brought into help write the script for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel follow up. Those same folks may not be happy after reading this.
While doing press for Da Vinci’s Demons, Goyer spoke with Spinoff Online about “fans.” Star Tom Riley had told them you can’t put much stock in fan response and Goyer added:
Or Internet chatter, because you’re dealing with an incredibly vocal but incredibly tiny sort of [group]. That’s a mistake that I think a lot of sometimes networks and movie studios make is sort of listening too much to [them]. I mean, it’s important to listen to the fan chatter but you’re really talking about a tiny, tiny, tiny portion of your audience that may not be representative of what your mainstream audience actually thinks or feels.
Of course he didn’t say comic book fans specifically, but I think we can all read the subtext there. And well, the guy has helped adapt several comic book properties to the big screen and the conversation did eventually turn to that:
Well, there are always going to be a myriad of fan theories about how something should have been, or would have been. And sometimes it seems like creators are sometimes are so close to something that to take the step back that fans have might provide a perspective that would actually benefit them. Have you found that to be the case?