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Charles Roven Talks Wonder Woman, Difference Between The Dark Knight & Batman Vs. Superman

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:52


Batman Vs. Superman producer Charles Roven spoke about the new DCU movie universe with LMU Film school.

Roven mentioned why they went with Ben Affleck for the new Batman, as well as stated Christopher Nolan is still involved in Batman Vs. Superman.

Roven also comments on the differences between Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy and what they are doing with the new movies, including Justice League.

"I don't think it's a secret. It's called Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Warner Bros. has announced a number of DC properties that are going to be made over the next five years including Justice League. The biggest different between what Chris [Nolan] did and The Dark Knight Trilogy, and what we are doing now, is that Bruce Wayne Batman lived in what I called a closed universe in that their were no superheroes then. There's Batman, and he is a human being and Bruce Wayne has taken himself and made himself in many ways, even though he definitely has some dysfunction to him, he has made himself into the best a human being he can be: intellectually, in terms of his ability to become a detective, physically, etc. He is human. He is a human being. He has no superpowers. As Chris [Nolan] was fond of saying, his biggest super power is the fact he is one of the wealthiest guys in the world."

"When we embarked on Man of Steel, Chris and Emma produced that with me, one of the things we were doing was creating a universe that had super hero in it because Superman is clearly a superhero. He has super powers, he comes from another planet. So once we did that it was with the knowledge that the movie was successful we expanded the universe. We were going to expand it and populate it with other like characters."

"Wonder Woman is in it. We know that. So she has powers. She is a goddess, right. She's half... she's a demigod. Herfather was Zeus."

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

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