Charles Roven gives his thoughts on two of the DCEU’s most anticipated films.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have a massive slate of films planned for the next several years. Of course, two of the biggest movies on their to-do list are Matt Reeves’ The Batman and Joss Whedon’s Batgirl. Not too much is known about the production and development of the two films, but producer Charles Roven has now provided a few tidbits of information.
While speaking with JoBlo, Roven took some time to soothe fan concerns that Ben Affleck would not be involved in the Caped Crusader’s upcoming solo film and also touched on the working relationship between Affleck and Reeves:
"“I mean, I’m not really involved with The Batman, but from everything…We have a cursory involvement because that character is going to touch us some way. If Ben plays that character it’s going to touch some part of what we are doing. But I have no feeling whatsoever except positive that Matt loves Ben and the work that he has done as Batman, and Ben thinks that Matt is a really terrific filmmaker. I have every expectation that they are going to make a movie together.”"
The producer also teased the upcoming Batgirl and revealed that he had actually been trying to get Whedon into the DCEU fold for some time now:
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"“Well, again, I’m not involved in Batgirl, but I’m really a big fan of Joss Whedon as a filmmaker. I think it’s great that he is involved with the DCEU right now. I’ve been trying to get into business with him for a really long time. Up until a few years ago he was involved with Marvel and then when he left he didn’t want to think about it for a while.”"
Although it’s clear that Roven is not directly involved with either film, he still seems to be in the know. It’s particularly interesting to hear that he had been pursuing Whedon, but it’s understandable as he is still one of the most sought after writers/directors in Hollywood. And, now, he’ll be doing additional work for the studio on Justice League following Zack Snyder’s departure due to the tragic passing of his daughter.
There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the movies, as story details for both are still being kept under wraps. But, with two skilled directors at the helm, they could definitely be strong entries in the growing DCEU.