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'Batman v. Superman' Fallout: Producer Charles Roven to Shift Role on DC Movies (Exclusive)

The veteran could move to an executive producer position on some films instead of day-to-day manager as Warner Bros. seeks to revamp its superhero slate.

Charles Roven, the veteran producer who has worked on every DC Comics movie at Warner Bros. since 2005’s Batman Begins, is no longer producing certain DC movies, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

Talks are underway to have Roven — who was a producer on Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as the recently completed Suicide Squad, next year's Wonder Woman and Justice League — segue to a different role going forward, likely that of an executive producer who is not involved in day-to-day production. However, he potentially could continue to be a producer on some sequels to the movies he's currently producing.

The extent of Roven's involvement, and which titles he would work on, is "evolving," according to multiple sources, who also stress that no final decisions have been made.

"Roven is a key member of not only the DC slate but of the Warner Bros. family," says a studio spokesman.

The move comes as Warner Bros. continues to scrutinize its DC movies in the wake of BvS’s so-so performance at the box office and chilly reception from audiences. The movie, released March 25, wrapped its run with $871 million worldwide with a production budget of at least $300 million. While Warners insists the pic will be profitable, it was meant to kick off the studio’s DC cinematic universe with a billion-dollar bang, but instead was met with an unenthusiastic response from fans for being too dark and unheroic.

In stark contrast, Marvel Studios, well into its cinematic universe with 13 movies, has seen outsized success for its similarly themed Captain America: Civil War, which pits its heroes against each other. Civil War has earned raves from fans and critics alike and has grossed more than $1 billion in about three weeks.

Warner Bros., which leverages its DC IP across multiple channels, among them publishing and video games, now is taking steps to course-correct its approach as it develops its superhero slate. It recently shuffled its executive ranks to have executive vp Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, DC's chief content officer, co-run the newly created DC Films. It also is seeking to hire a more established director for The Flash, set for 2018, after parting ways with screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, who initially was attached to make his directorial debut with the project.

Roven, an experienced producer whose career dates back to the 1980s, has a producer credit on the three Batman movies directed by Christopher Nolan and 2013’s Man of Steel. He also is a producer on Suicide Squad, which Warners hopes will re-energize its DC movies when it opens in August; Wonder Woman, which is set to be released in June 2017; and Justice League, scheduled for November 2017.

Roven has established himself as a savvy player who knows how to manage the armies it takes to make modern, big-budget, visual effects-heavy tentpoles. But he was part of the unofficial brain trust with Snyder on the DC movies, an approach Warners seems to be rethinking in the wake of BvS's less than stellar performance.

One reason for the shift in thinking is that Warner Bros. wants to ramp up the number of DC productions, and sources say it would be physically impossible for one man to handle pre-, post- and production on multiple movies in locations ranging from Australia to Los Angeles to Louisiana to London.

Roven was slated to be a producer on The Flash and Aquaman, two DC films that have yet to go into production and could end up shooting on opposite ends of the planet. Sources tell THR he will no longer serve in that capacity on those films.

Roven remains on set for Justice League: Part 1, currently shooting in London, although Warners now has sent Berg to also oversee the day-to-day production of that movie.
I'm starting to wonder how all this change will affect Justice League. It's shooting right now while this is going on. Who is Zack Snyder having to report to and take orders from? Roven is a producer on it, but he's a lame duck now. Seems a little chaotic for the production. Think they would either do this before shooting started or wait until after it had wrapped.

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RUMOR: Is Rick Famuyiwa Circling A DC Film?

Amidst all the shakeups at Warner Bros. and DC films, it is inevitable that we will be hearing of new directors that will be added to the ever-growing list of the “filmmaker-driven” regime for that includes Zack Snyder, David Ayer, Patty Jenkins, and James Wan. Seth Grahame-Smith was originally part of the slate, but has since departed The Flash due to creative differences.

Now, if this speculation is to be believed, it looks like another potential filmmaker may potentially join that roster of DC Extended Universe directors. Rick Famuyiwa, director of the 2015 film Dope recently followed numerous accounts on Twitter that are related to the growing DCEU. Batman News reports that Famuyiwa followed these accounts in this order: DC Comics, Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Suicide Squad, Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Jason Momoa. Johns, the recently appointed co-head of DC Films followed Famuyiwa back.

Remember, this is all rumors and speculation and nothing is official until Warner Bros. announces something concrete, but I find this chain of events to be quite intriguing. Let’s hypothetically imagine what Famuyiwa’s potential involvement with DC Films can be. With Cyborg, Shazam, Green Lantern Corps, and The Flash in need of directors, it is possible that he may be circling an opportunity to direct one of these films. If you were to ask me, I would see The Flash being a wonderful fit for this director. If you haven’t seen Dope, I highly recommend checking it out. In that film, Famuyiwa showcases that he has a kinetic energy that is infectious and he really fleshes out the characters quite well. The sensibilities I see in Dope would be wonderfully implemented to any upcoming DC movie but The Flash would be a good choice for him.

What do you think of the idea of Rick Famuyiwa directing a DC film? Sound off in the comments below and discuss what film you think he would most likely direct.
Loved Dope. Coming of age teenager movie. Cyborg makes some sense based on that.Someone in the comments said he also started following Mark Waid and Channing Tatum, speculating that maybe Channing left Gambit for Shazam.
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Loved Dope. Coming of age teenager movie. Cyborg makes some sense based on that.Someone in the comments said he also started following Mark Waid and Channing Tatum, speculating that maybe Channing left Gambit for Shazam.
Tatum as Shazam sounds better than him as Gambit.
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For me, Tatum and Famuyiwa are a better choice for Flash (if they are going Wally, I don't know the situation?

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I'm starting to wonder how all this change will affect Justice League. It's shooting right now while this is going on. Who is Zack Snyder having to report to and take orders from? Roven is a producer on it, but he's a lame duck now. Seems a little chaotic for the production. Think they would either do this before shooting started or wait until after it had wrapped.
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All this talk of "positivity" and "optimism" is ghey, I hope they don't turn DC into Marvel. DC is dark and just won't appeal to everybody and all making it bright, happy and jokey will do is turn off hardcore DC fans. If they aren't making enough profit I'd rather they decrease these ridiculous effects budgets and tell more adult oriented stories.
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Does it matter who Snyder is reporting to? Dude is immune to criticism.
Tatum as falsh does sound good, football player looking flash would be neat. ^ Jerigoat you're kinda right, would hate for DC to copy Marvel and come off as a cheap imitation. Batman shouldn't be cracking jokes except once in a big while. If DC doesn't form their own way of doing things all the movies will have weird tones and no flow.

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All this talk of "positivity" and "optimism" is ghey, I hope they don't turn DC into Marvel. DC is dark and just won't appeal to everybody and all making it bright, happy and jokey will do is turn off hardcore DC fans. If they aren't making enough profit I'd rather they decrease these ridiculous effects budgets and tell more adult oriented stories.
It's not like nothing lighthearted ever happens in DC, characters like Flash, Harley, Guy etc should be humorous, it's in their characters. I don't think there is any way to do Shazam without humor without it being a total bomb.

The only DC fans who are going to be turned off by characters as they are in the comics are hardcore MCU haters.


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There needs to be a balance.

Dark stuff should be reserved for
1. Batman
2. Martian Manhunter
3. Wonder Woman

Light
1. Green Lantern
2. Green Arrow

The Middle
1. Superman
2. Flash

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Loved Dope. Coming of age teenager movie. Cyborg makes some sense based on that.Someone in the comments said he also started following Mark Waid and Channing Tatum, speculating that maybe Channing left Gambit for Shazam.
Well I suppose I should stop dicking around and watch Dope now

Channing "All Over Sally's" Tatum as Shazam makes soooooooo much more sense than him playing Gambit IMO. I hope that turns out to be true, I mean just imagine the chemistry he and Dwayne will have together
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Well I suppose I should stop dicking around and watch Dope now

Channing "All Over Sally's" Tatum as Shazam makes soooooooo much more sense than him playing Gambit IMO. I hope that turns out to be true, I mean just imagine the chemistry he and Dwayne will have together
He really would be a good fit for Shazam. He and Dwayne had good chemistry in their short time in GI Joe 2.

Wish somehow they had intro'd Gambit in the X-verse ten years ago. Josh Holloway would have been a great Gambit. They won't cast him now with him in his mid 40s.
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