Fuck you David Goyer

David Goyer is arguably one of the most prolific screenwriters when it comes to comic book movies. If you look at his credits he has had a hand in most successful comic book movies barring the X-men and Spider-man franchises. You would think that someone who adapts comic books would have some knowledge of them before spouting off bullshit about comic characters.

The Mary Sue just put up an article highlighting some of the dumbass comments Goyer made on a podcast called Scripnotes. Well what offensive comments could he have made you ask? Well here is the transcription:

Craig Mazin: The real name for She-Hulk was Slut-Hulk. That was the whole point. Let's just make this green chick with enormous boobs. And she's Hulk strong but not Hulk massive, right? … She's real lean, stringy…

David S. Goyer: She's still pretty chunky. She was like Chyna from the WWE.

Mazin: The whole point of She-Hulk was just to appeal sexistly to ten-year-old boys. Worked on me.

Goyer: I have a theory about She-Hulk. Which was created by a man, right? And at the time in particular I think 95% of comic book readers were men and certainly almost all of the comic book writers were men. So the Hulk was this classic male power fantasy. It's like, most of the people reading comic books were these people like me who were just these little kids getting the shit kicked out of them every day… And so then they created She-Huk, right? Who was still smart… I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could fuck 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 fuck.

I would have totally agreed with some of this criticism of the She-Hulk if the language being used wasn't so sexist itself and a total lack of awareness of who the character is.

First lets talk about the Slut-Hulk thing that another panelist Mazin said because to me that was the most rage inducing thing I read. I assume you wanted to say that She-Hulk is unnecessarily sexualized more often than not, like most women comic book heroes. But nope you had to go with the slut remark which implies that even if in canon Jennifer Walters has sexual agency that makes her a slut. Yea ok. Also being "lean and stringy" isn't even a thing. You don't have to have super muscles to be powerful, so in the context of your statement "Slut-Hulk" has nothing to do with how powerful Jennifer Walters is based on her appearance. Go fuck yourself Mazin.

Then we got Goyer's chucklehead "shes....chunky" response. The purpose of that was? What the fuck does Jennifer Walter's being chunky as herself or as the powered up She-Hulk have to do with anything? Bullshit Goyer, and you say that like its a bad thing to look like Chyna. Chyna in her wrestling prime was fucking ripped and could probably break you in half to this day.

Then there is this gem:

And so then they created She-Huk, right? Who was still smart… I think She-Hulk is the chick that you could fuck 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 fuck.

There is so much wrong with this statement I don't even know where to begin. First of all Goyer Hulk and She-Hulk are cousins. So them fucking isn't on the radar (except for that ridiculously disturbing non canon series that explored this possibility). Second of all thanks again for diminishing one of the better woman comic book characters by making her a sex object for the Hulk. She-Hulk isn't just smart, she is a highly skilled lawyer who regularly represents Marvel heroes on top of choosing to be a superhero unlike her cousin who is all pathos all the time. Jennifer Walters has always been a woman of confidence who took her transformation and ran with it becoming one of the best super heroes Marvel has. You want to criticize how she is portrayed in terms of her artwork go ahead, but don't come at her without knowing jack shit about who she is as a character. On top of that you are exemplifying the sexism you are trying to criticise by using some incredibly sexist language.

There is more fuckery in the link including jokes about nerds not having sex because nerds cannot ever get laid, and some bullshit about the Martian Manhunter.

Also remember that Goyer is the guy who is going to be partially responsible for writing Wonder Woman's first (Edit:Live action) cinematic outing, so if this is what he takes away from successful women comic book superheroes I'm already weeping at how he is going to write Diana.

EDIT: I totally forgot another thing Goyer was announced to be working on the Sandman movie project and is working on the Constantine TV show more shit for Goyer to fuck up.