Here is some interesting news, Syfy have recruited David Goyer to make Man of Steel prequel T.V. series called The Krypton. DC has already introduced an origin T.V. series in the form of Gotham, of one of its most iconic characters Batman. Well, it’s now the turn of Superman to get his origin series.
Instead of Kal-El, Goyer’s focus will be Superman’s grandfather ‘as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest superhero ever known.’ In the late 1980’s, John Byrne scripted a comic book miniseries called “The World of Krypton.” It introduced a version of Kal-El’s paternal grandfather named Seyg-El (named by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel).
The T.V. series will take its inspiration from this comic book miniseries.
“It takes place 200 years before Man of Steel,“ Goyer said at a press junket. “We’re treating Krypton like it’s a historical piece,” which is something it shares with the TV show he was there to directly promote. “We look to previous cultures on Earth to model what that would be like.”
They plan to show a lot more than what was seen in Man of Steel, of course, which focused primarily on the end of Krypton as it exploded due to generations of abuse of the world.
“We scratched the surface in the film and, for me, that was the allure,” he said. “I was always fascinated, as a kid, with the books about Krypton and they’ve only shaded in a tiny bit, so we’ll learn about the politics of the world. We’ll learn about the culture, the art, all the different guilds.“
The interesting thing here, though, is that Goyer hasn’t tried to distance the project from Man Of Steel. Could this be DC and Warner Bros. first telly project to directly tie into the movies? It certainly seems like a possibility.
Goyer, whose had a hand in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman movies as well as Zack Snyder‘s DC cinematic universe, last brought DC’s Constantine to NBC, which canceled the supernatural drama after one season.