Zack Snyder's Man of Steel in Need of a Rewrite?
07.18.11 by BJSprecher
The principal cast of Man of Steel is complete and the supporting cast is filling up. Sets are under construction and vehicles are being "destroyed" in preparation for Superman's (Henry Cavill) sure-to-be-epic-scale confrontation with the evil Kryptonians, Zod (Michael Shannon) and Faora (Antje Traue). Everything seems to be falling in place in time for director Zack Snyder to begin shooting "at the end of the summer," as he said he would be. However, according to MovieHole, the script of Man of Steel is in need of a rewrite and Snyder had to scramble to find someone to take the job.
Citing one of their "reliable scoopers," MovieHole has reported that David S. Goyer, who originally conceived the story with producer Christopher Nolan, is too busy writing the new Godzilla movie to return to Man of Steel to do any rewrites and that Nolan's brother, Jonathan "Jonah" Nolan, who helped refine the script for The Dark Knight Rises, also "took a pass on it." So, who did Snyder supposedly turn to for some last-minute rewrites? None other than the co-writer of his break-out movie, 300, Kurt Johnstad.
The scooper gave no indication of what Johnstad would be rewriting — whether plot or dialogue or both — which is really no surprise considering all that is known about the plot is that it involves a young Clark Kent (Cavill) wandering the globe in search of himself and his place in it. Warner Bros. has yet to confirm Johnstad's involvement or comment upon whether rewrites were even necessary.