In a new interview with Collider, Da Vinci's Demons creator and Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer spoke about dealing with fan pressures on large properties.
Of course, in the wake of Man of Steel, Goyer was the target -- or at least one of the targets -- of a lot of fan rage. The result was a lot of questions asking him if he could have avoided it without materially changing the film. His answer, always, was probably not...and that he couldn't let that kind of thing sway him or he could become paralyzed by it.
He told Collider much the same thing when asked about how he approached Batman vs. Superman, which Goyer wrote and then was rewritten by Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio.
"I always try my best to honor every character. When you’re dealing with big iconic characters, there’s a lot of fan pressure to get it right, and I respect that and admire that passion enormously," Goyer explained. "At the same time, you can’t let your creative process be too crowded by that or distracted by it. It’s not always one uniform opinion of how you should portray this character or that character. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of walking that razor’s edge. You just have to do your best and know what’s out there, but at the same time, follow your own muse."
Batman vs. Superman is due in theaters on May 6, 2016. It will reteam director Zack Snyder and returning stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, and introduce Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.