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David Goyer Comments On Lex Luthor In Man of Steel, Black Perry White & Jenny Olsen

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created 03/26/2013 - 12:38pm, updated 04/04/2013 - 4:14pm

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6350 David Goyer, the writer behind the Batman movies as well as Man of Steel and the upcoming Da Vinci's Demons series on Starz, was recently interviewed and was asked about Lex Luthor being in the new Superman movie as well as there being a black Perry White and the rumor that Jimmy Olsen is now a female, becoming Jenny.

IAmRogue spoke with the writer and asked Goyer's thoughts on not choosing to include Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel.

"I don’t think anyone has every confirmed that we haven’t included him," Goyer said while grinning.

There's also bee some online fan controversy surrounding the casting of Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, as well as there possibly being the inclusion of Jenny Olsen, ousting long-time Superman friend, Jimmy.

On Laurence Fishburne, Goyer offers that you just need to use the best actor.

"I thought it was an awesome choice. I think that it is silly that people are like, 'You can’t have a black guy named White.' But I’m like, well what about Barry White? I thought that was stupid. You just want to get the best actor," Goyer said.

And on Jenny Olsen? Of course, Goyer won't say.

"I can’t comment on that," David Goyer replied.

Below you can check out more from David Goyer talking Man of Steel as well as a bit on the new Godzilla movie in which Goyer helped to polish the script.

David Goyer's Da Vinci's Demons airs April 12th on Starz and is said to be influenced by Batman and Dracula, and compared to Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark (Iron Man).

Man of Steel flies into theaters June 14th.

 

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