Charles Roven Discusses Stepping Down as DC Films Main Producer

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Charles Roven, the Producer of the DC Extended Universe films from Man of Steel up to Justice League, has spoken with The Hollywood Reporter after being named “THR’s Producer of the Year” about his career and his reasoning as to why he stepped down as the main Producer on the DC Extended Universe, as well as his plan to still be involved in the future of the franchise.

TALKING ABOUT STEPPING AWAY AS PRODUCER AFTER JUSTICE LEAGUE

The studio made me the producer of all the DC movies, and they announced eight. When we finished the [timetable], we looked at each other and said, “This is incredibly ambitious, but we haven’t taken into consideration if something goes wrong.” We also hadn’t decided where we were going to shoot those movies. As difficult as it was for me to commute from Toronto to London to Italy, it became really clear I couldn’t do the job that I do as a producer [with Aquaman likely to shoot in Australia]. I’m for sure producing the sequels of the movies that I have made.

ON THE SUCCESS OF BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE AND SUICIDE SQUAD

Suicide Squad made almost $750 million. Batman v. Superman did $873 million. Those two movies were huge hits.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • GAB

    With two or three DC movies per year, is difficult for a single producer handle every movies, I guess he will produce just some of them. He knows perfectly that BvS and Suicide Squad have made tons of money, they are actually the biggest start for a franchise based on comics. Next year he will be ever greater for DC.