What Could Charles Roven’s Decreased Involvement in the DCEU Mean For the Future of DC Movies?

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 2:48PM
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 2:48PM
What Could Charles Roven’s Decreased Involvement in the DCEU Mean For the Future of DC Movies?
Charles Roven is a producer known for his work on the Dark Knight trilogy. He stuck around to oversee certain aspects of the DC Films Universe, and was considered to be part of DC's "brain trust" before Warner Bros. decided to put Geoff Johns and John Berg in charge of it all.  

Now, not only has Roven's creative influence apparently been superseded by the promotion of Johns and Berg, but it looks like he's going to be overseeing less and less aspects of the DCEU.  

Variety has reported that Roven has now opted for a position where instead of being a part of the day-to-day production of the upcoming DC films, his role will be mostly limited to ensuring that the films stay on schedule and keep within their budget. In other words, it seems that not only has Roven been superseded by Johns and Berg, but that he now has very, very little creative influence in DC's movies.

So what exactly does that mean for the DCEU? Some are theorizing that this may be another reaction on WB's part to the poor critical reception and box office performance of Batman v Superman, and really, that's a theory that fits the facts. More and more news seems to be hitting the web about changes at the studio and how the studio itself is reacting to the issues they've perceived. 


Ultimately, while there are still a lot of fans who genuinely seem to love Snyder's vision (a vision that Roven has supported), the fact that Warner Bros. has new decision makers in the driver's seat is likely a good thing. Batman v Superman was too divisive to be good for the brand, and if comic fans want to see DC films retain their viability, there needs to be changes. Hopefully, Roven's experience can be properly utilized in other ways with what involvement he still has with DC films.
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