Batman V Superman Writer Says Really, Really Dumb Things


David Goyer has written more comic book films than anyone. From the Blade movies to Nolan’s Batman trilogy to Man of Steel and now Batman Vs Superman (plus a few ‘gems’ like Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD starring David Hasselhoff). He’s written so much and yet, still doesn’t seem to understand basic concepts about big name characters. 

In a recent podcast interview (transcribed by The Mary Sue) Goyer and the host of the podcast went on a Good Ole Boy tirade under the guise of intellectual feminist critique when asked about characters like She Hulk.

"Craig Mazin: The real name for She-Hulk was Slut-Hulk. That was the whole point. Let’s just make this green chick with enormous boobs. And she’s Hulk strong but not Hulk massive, right? … She’s real lean, stringy…David S. Goyer: She’s still pretty chunky. She was like Chyna from the WWE.Mazin: The whole point of She-Hulk was just to appeal sexistly to ten-year-old boys. Worked on me.Goyer: I have a theory about She-Hulk. Which was created by a man, right? And at the time in particular I think 95% of comic book readers were men and certainly almost all of the comic book writers were men. So the Hulk was this classic male power fantasy. It’s like, most of the people reading comic books were these people like me who were just these little kids getting the s**t kicked out of them every day… And so then they created She-Hulk, right? Who was still smart… I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could f**k if you were Hulk, you know what I’m saying? … She-Hulk was the extension of the male power fantasy. So it’s like if I’m going to be this geek who becomes the Hulk then let’s create a giant green porn star that only the Hulk could f**k."

Wow. That’s pretty douchey. Especially since She Hulk is in control of her powers, a lawyer and BRUCE BANNER’S COUSIN.

If that weren’t bad enough, he didn’t seem to understand The Martian Manhunter–a pillar of the Justice League.

"“How many people in the audience have heard of Martian Manhunter?” After hearing some light applause and cheers, he added, “How many people that raised their hands have ever been laid?”"

If that wasn’t crappy enough:

"“Well, he hasn’t been rebooted but he’s a mainstay in the Justice League. He can’t be fucking called the Martian Manhunter because that’s goofy. He can be called Manhunter… The whole deal with Martian Manhunter is he’s an alien living amongst us… So he comes down to Earth and decides, unlike Superman who already exists in the world now, that he’s just going to be a homicide detective… So instead of using super-powers and mind-reading and like, oh, I could figure out if the President’s lying or whatever, he just decides to disguise himself as a human homicide detective. Dare to dream!” “I would set it up like The Day After Tomorrow. We discover one of those Earth-like planets… So maybe like… we get the DNA code from that planet and then grow him in a petri dish here… He’s like in Area 51 or something and we’re just basically… doing biopsies on him. Then he gets out and he’s really angry and he fucks She-Hulk.”"

Too moronic for words. Does this change your opinion of how Batman V Superman is going to go?