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The rumors that "Man of Steel" writer David. S. Goyer is attached to a Krypton TV prequel have turned out to be true. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goyer is teaming up with Syfy to bring the home planet of Kal-El to life. "Once Upon a Time" scribe Ian Goldberg will pen the script, from a story created by himself and Goyer.

"Krypton takes place years before the Superman legend we know, when the House of El was shamed and ostracized," THR explains. The series will center on Superman's grandfather - the father of Jor-El - as he strives to bring equality to the planet.

It's no surprise that Syfy is interested in a Krypton-based sequel. The scenes set on that planet in "Man of Steel" were among the best in the movie, giving fans a tantalizing glimpse at its geography, politics, and technology. "Krypton" would fit right in with Syfy's strategy to return to its "Battlestar Galactica" roots, as it seeks to make more serious sci-fi shows like the upcoming "Ascension," "Dominion," and "12 Monkeys" adaptation.

Not only that, comic book prequels are all the rage after the success of Fox's "Gotham," which tells the story of a young James Gordon and tween Bruce Wayne, long before they become a police commissioner and Batman.
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