David Goyer Leaves 'Flashforward' (To Write Batman 3?)

Things haven't been going as well as hoped with ABC's Lost-esque mystery series, Flashforward. It debuted to 12-plus million viewers but has since dropped to half that number. I guess it was the initial curiosity of "How and why does everyone in the world black out at the same time?" that made people watch and then half of the audience fell away when it failed to live up to initial premise.

For those still sticking with the show (like me) some sad and rather annoying news dropped a while ago that production was halted and then we found out the show won't be coming back on until March 18th this year. That's an almost four months wait after a fairly big cliff-hanger (watchers of the show will know what I'm referring to).

To add insult to injury, last October we found out that one of the showrunners, Marc Guggenheim had left the show and now news has just hit that a second showrunner is leaving, too. After some reported, "in-fighting and backbiting," David S. Goyer (story writer on both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) has left the series with just five episodes of season one left to shoot. Here's what Goyer had to say about it:

"As my feature projects have started ramping up again, I felt I was being pulled in too many directions... I'm proud of the show and excited about the relaunch. It's in great hands."

Either that's a cookie-cutter answer to shield the real reason for his departure (as stated, there was reported "in-fighting") or it really was a natural departure with no problems whatsoever. Yeah, like that ever happens... Goyer will supposedly remain "involved" as the remaining episodes of the 23-episode first season are finished.

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So I bet you're wondering where the Batman 3 in the title of this article comes into play? Well, buried within Deadline Hollywood's report of Goyer leaving Flashforward is the following:

"Of course, Goyer's feature career is really heating up, since he co-wrote Batman Begins, and penned the story for The Dark Knight, and is now writing the third Batman installment with Chris Nolan's brother Jonah."

Now that could always be a general comment on Deadline's part assuming that Goyer will be involved once again with the story for the third Batman (he was involved with Begins and TDK so I wouldn't be surprised). But for us fans scrambling for any news related to Batman 3 info this is good enough to discuss.

So what do you think: Is that line about Goyer working on the Batman 3 script true or was it just a throwaway piece of info that shouldn't be given any credence? Are you disappointed Goyer will no longer be showrunner on Flashforward? Are you one of the people who has stuck with the show or did you give up early on?

Flashforward returns to screens on March 18th, 2010. There's currently no word on when Batman 3 will be released.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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