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