Producer Charles Roven on The Dark Knight Rises and Superman

A CGI Superman? Plans for The Dark Knight Rises? The ruling out of Batman/Superman crossover? Producer Charles Roven has been talking…


There’s an interesting new interview that’s just gone up over at with Charles Roven, the man who has just produced Nicolas Cage’s new film, Season Of The Witch.

Roven, however, is best known for producing Batman Begins and The Dark Knight (amongst his significant list of credits), and he’s also down to produce The Dark Knight Rises and Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot. Inevitably, therefore, that’s where the questioning led.

Firstly, Roven ruled out a future crossover movie between Superman and Batman, saying, “That may be in somebody’s mind but right now the Batman lives in his world and the Superman lives in his world. Those stories are those stories and we haven’t thought beyond each individual picture.”

Dealing with The Dark Knight Rises first, then, Roven made complimentary comments about working with Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas, before confirming that he too is under the impression that this will end Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films. “Well, I think that Chris Nolan has said that he wanted to make a trilogy and this is a trilogy. As far as we all know, this is it. This is the trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises is the third part of what Chris created with Batman Begins and we’re not looking past that,” he said.

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He did add that “I’ve never known Chris to do anything but focus on the movie he’s making. He gets completely immersed in the movie he’s doing and I know that all he’s thinking about right now when it comes to Batman, The Dark Knight Rises, is making it the best movie he can. He’s not thinking, ‘Wwill there be another one?'”

With regards Superman, Roven proclaimed himself a fan of director Zack Snyder, and he seems keen to be working on the film. But he also didn’t rule out the idea of using a CGI Superman in the new movie. In fact, he batted the question back with a straight, “You know, one of the things that you probably know about me and us working on this movie is that the rumors are the rumors and when we have something to say, we’ll say it.”

It’s well worth checking out the full piece, which you can find here.

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