Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’s writer, David S Goyer, has been accused of not reading comic-books by Kevin Smith.
The Chasing Amy, Clerks and Jersey Girl director made the comments during his Hollywood Babble-On podcast [via ComicBook.com], which he hosts alongside Ralph Garman. They came off the back of Goyer’s controversial remarks about She-Hulk and Martian Manhunter, which saw him label the former an “extension of the male power fantasy.”
Smith admitted that it was the sort of comment that either he or Garman could have made, however, the fact that Goyer is in control of the DC cinematic universe makes his remarks quite disturbing.
“That’s the problem,” he declared. “And it’s number one, like you’re going to make comments like that, and you’re the person who is responsible for introducing Wonder Woman. That’s why there’s a lot of cats upset online. And then beyond just the icky girl stuff or whatever, the like ‘oh nerd stuff,’ the thing that I found really troubling too was the Martian Manhunter thing as well.”
Goyer also declared that the idea behind Martian Manhunter would “never work,” a point that Smith argued because it has been around for “forty or fifty years, tried and true.”
However, Smith was more perturbed about Goyer’s She-Hulk remarks though as he has “always liked” the character. “When I read his comments,” Smith added, “I’m like, ‘I don’t think David Goyer reads comic books whatsoever man.’ He got a lot of things ******* wrong.”
Last week, Goyer started the whole debacle when he told John August’s ScriptNotes podcast:
“I have a theory about She-Hulk. Which was created by a man, right? And at the time in particular I think 95 percent of comic-book readers were men, and certainly almost all of the comic-book writers were men. … And so then they created She-Hulk, right? Who was still smart, so it was like, I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could **** 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 ****.”
Comic-book legend, Stan Lee, chimed in on the debate soon after Goyer made his comments, insisting, “Only a nut would even think of that,” before explaining, “Never for an instant did I want her as a love interest for Hulk.”
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