It's Official: Dark Knight Co-Writer Tackling Superman

David S. Goyer, co-writer of The Dark Knight, will revamp Superman with a new film called The Man Of Steel. Can he do for Supes what he and the Nolans did for Batman? Spoilers ahead. Update: It's confirmed!

Latino Review reports that Goyer's been hired to write the script for the new movie, which will be called The Man Of Steel, in addition to helping to craft the story for the third Nolan Batman film. Sources claim Goyer pitched a Superman idea that gets the character back to the mid-1980s John Byrne era, when he was last rebooted and given a fun, splashy new attitude. Says Latino Review's source, the new version will be "Modern. Believable. Fun!". And no, Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh probably won't be back.

Adds the anonymous source:

Goyer's story involves Luthor and Brainiac. It is NOT an origin and assumes audiences already know about Lois, Clark, Jimmy and Perry. I know the Daily Planet is struggling due to the internet. And I know it sets up a huge Kryptonian mythology.

Update: Variety has confirmed this report. [Latino Review]