Syfy’s Krypton Still in Development and Will Be Before Man of Steel. It’s been almost a year when we last heard about Syfy and Warner Horizon Television developing the series Krypton. David S. Goyer gave a few updates, including a possible connection with Man of Steel.
Back in December 2014, Krypton was given the green light by Syfy with David S. Goyer and Ian Goldberg producing and writing the prequel series. The initial plot was that the show would tell the story about Superman’s grandfather and his attempts at bringing peace to Kal-El’s home planet. So whatever happened to the potential series?
Collider recently caught up with David S. Goyer asking him about the status of Krypton and he said that the show is still in development with an official update coming soon. The EP also revealed that the story would now be taking place 200 years before Man of Steel, expanding on that opening sequence on Krypton at the beginning of the film.
Part of the fun of doing Man of Steel — and I was so insistent on setting that opening on Krypton and really seeing it, was pulling back the curtain. The first draft, the first forty pages were on Krypton, so we compressed that all down to fifteen minutes and there were a lot of ideas that I wanted to use in the film that didn’t ultimately make it into the film.
So it pretty much sounds like Krypton is part of the DCEU and may share continuity with Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot. This should establish more of Superman’s home planet before it’s destruction. We got to see some great visuals from the film showing off the atmosphere and environment of Krypton. While this can hopefully translate to TV, the only problem is the production budget for this show on a cable network. We probably won’t get the same effects like a big budget film. Goyer also pointed this out, explaining that the series would have some moments of spectacular effects, but it would heavily focus on the characters and the Kryptonion culture.
In terms of production value, you have to pick your moments. It will definitely, should we make the show there will definitely be some big moments. It won’t be wall to wall visual effects every single moment, spectacle, in the way that the film will be, but we’ll also be digging into the characters and the culture a lot more.
Hopefully we should know more details soon. Are you guys excited to see Krypton after what Goyer said?
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