[Movies] Producer Talks Batman vs Superman and Warcraft Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.19.2013
Two big movies coming in 2015...
In an interview with Variety, producer Charles Roven spoke about 2015's big films that he's working on, Batman vs Superman and Warcraft. Here are highlights:
On how Batman vs Superman happened: "On ‘Batman vs. Superman,' we started soft prep in June, and we'll be shooting eight months later....We felt that we accomplished our goals with ‘Man of Steel, our intention was to bring Superman into the 21st century with a contemporary character and a different kind of superhero than what's out there right now...We knew we had created a world and we had left Easter eggs in the movie that let people know that in the universe that Zack was creating, there was the possibility of other DC characters besides Clark Kent."
On the story for the superhero team-up: "We had a sketch of an idea, the beats of a story that David Goyer worked on with Zack. We have a first draft, and we're continuing to work with it. Those scripts are never fully finished until the movie is in the theaters. We love the characters — we think that Ben (Affleck) is going to be a really great and interesting Batman."
On Ben Affleck as Batman: "We wanted a guy who had a certain age and a certain gravitas to what he had done in terms of his recent work. If you take a look at ‘The Town' and ‘Argo,' he plays a couple of serious guys in those movies. He's a big man. He's also a mature man. As you see him and Henry together, one definitely has much more experience just by looking at him. That's what we wanted, particularly juxtaposed against our Superman."
On the Warcraft adaptation: "I have a great partner in Alex Gartner, who's in Vancouver with our director Duncan Jones," Roven says. "I was there last week. I'm in an editing room on ‘American Hustle' and in the production office in Pasadena on ‘Batman' and flying up to Vancouver for ‘Warcraft,' which will start in early January."
Batman vs Superman arrives on July 15, 2015. Warcraft follows it on December 18, 2015.