Charles Roven has produced a ton of projects at DC Films, including Justice League. There was a big shakeup after the fallout of after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad and Roven was taken off of future DC Film’s except the sequels for the ones he produced. Roven was at a Q&A this weekend and he opened up about being a producer in DC Films.
“I think my role for the moment is to focus on those sequels but, you know, a couple of years ago, I was a producer on all of the Justice League movies and their individual heroes movies, but it became very clear that in order to be a producer on those movies in the timeline that Warner Bros. wanted, it was way too big a job for one producer to oversee.”
This isn’t the first time Roven discussed this. Roven previously sat with THR about the decision to remove him from future DC projects and clarified the nature of his role on current DC films.
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.”
Although Roven’s comments can be taken negatively, The future of DC Films is bright. The failure of Justice League lead to Warner Bros. restructuring their entire leadership. WB promoted Walter Hamada to lead DC Films after Jon Berg’s departure and he doesn’t seem like the kind of producer who can’t juggle multiple films.
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Ways DC Films Can Succeed
As DC fans, and even comic book fans in general, it is a sad time to behold in the world of DC Comics movies. Call it what you may (the DC Extended Universe or the DC Films Universe), but it’s no secret that DC has had a bad run with its recent films. With the undeniable critic annihilation of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and simple flop of Justice League, there are a lot of question marks surrounding the DC Extended Universe.
I’m a huge DC fan myself, and want nothing more than these movies to succeed and compete with Marvel on a larger scale, as I am sure many of you readers do as well. While Justice League and Batman v Superman were loved by many, DC and Warner Brothers have to take a long look at those movies and ask themselves what went wrong. Not only that, but they must take a look at movies like Wonder Woman (and even in some cases, Man of Steel) and ask the more important question: “What went right?”
As many people look at what can be done to save the DC Extended Universe, they instead should be looking for ways it can succeed from here. With that being said, here are ten ways (fact or speculation) DC Films can succeed from here. Click Next to get started!