Monday, April 09, 2007


Wizard is reporting that after leaving The Flash at Warner Bros., David Goyer has proposed a feature film that will focus on the DC Universe's villains. Supermax will take the Green Arrow behind bars, shifting the spotlight to a cast of comicdom's colorful supervillains. I've always enjoyed reading comic tales set inside the DC Universe's supervillain containment facilities--from Arkham to Belle Reve to Iron Heights--and this unique superhero film sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Given Goyer's work with The Flash, it might also bring some of the scarlet speedster's lesser-known Rogues to the silver screen!

Maybe it was giving up the gig writing and directing The Flash for Warner Bros., but it seems like David Goyer’s a little bit more into villains these days. Just weeks after he and Warners envisioned very different takes on the Flash, Goyer sold the studio on an idea that focused on the more villainous side of the DC Universe. Supermax is Goyer’s take on supervillain incarceration in the DCU.

Revolving around a wrongly convicted Green Arrow being whisked away to the super max prison for out-of-control heroes and villains (where he's forced to face a number of inmates he put there), Goyer says the flick—which he’s developing with writer Justin Marx—isn’t just a Green Arrow film... "We’ve populated the prison with all sorts of B and C villains from the DC Universe. For the fans, there will be all sorts of characters the hardcore comic book junkies will know, but they’re all going to be there under their human names and no one is wearing a costume, but there will be a lot of characters with powers and things like that.”

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