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Producer Charles Roven Talks Batman and Superman

Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale

ShockTillYouDrop.com finally published their anticipated (at least by me) interview with producer Charles Roven today. Charles has been a producer on both of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, and will return again for The Dark Knight Rises, as well as Superman: Man Of Steel. Both films are due next year, summer 2012 and winter 2012 respectively, and yet still almost nothing is known about them. ShockTillYouDrop.com tried to solve that little problem by asking Mr. Roven to speak a little about the films:

We’re really excited to be doing another film with Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas. We’ve had great experiences working together. I just really enjoy making those films and being there to help Chris try and realize this amazing vision that he’s had for his Batman series. I’m also really thrilled that I was invited into the Superman process as well. It’s going to be interesting. Those are two really big films and they both have an exciting and eager fanbase that’s waiting. I’ve been a huge fan of Zack Snyder’s since, really, Dawn of the Dead and had a great meeting with him that resulted in us working together. Chris and Emma are also producing that film with me as is Deborah Snyder. So we’re having a really great time working on both this films right now.
– Charles Roven

Wondering if a similar team working on both films meant that the two worlds could be connected, ShockTillYouDrop.com asked about the possibility of a cohesive DC Universe. “No. That may be in somebody’s mind but right now the Batman lives in his world and the Superman lives in his world,” said Mr. Roven. They also asked about Christopher’s reputation for having a strong single-movie focus and how that is going to work with both of these massive films coming out in the same year, but I owe it to ShockTillYouDrop.com to send you their way to get the answer. Don’t worry, it’s worth-while to read the full interview.

by Teddy Blass
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Interview Round-Up: Inception, Batman, and Superman

Interview Round-Up with Christopher Nolan, Aaron Eckhart, Emma Thomas, and Hans Zimmer.

Christopher Nolan and gang have been making the rounds lately, doing various interviews and press in preparation for the DVD/Blu-ray release of their blockbuster film, Inception. A lot of the focus has been on the much discussed film of summer, which is gaining a lot of buzz here in Awards season, but there have also been inevitable queries into the upcoming projects lined up for Chris and team, including The Dark Knight Rises and the next Superman.

To start it all off, Christopher recently spoke to Wired at length about Inception and the difficulties and ambiguities of such an ambitious project. The folks at Wired really poked and prodded, trying to get Chris to reveal what the ending of the movie really means; what actually happened. But to not much surprise, Chris declined to give such specific answers. “I don’t think I can talk about that,” he laughed. “The ambiguity is very much a part of the substance of the film—I’ll put it that way. The film does not specify one way or the other.”

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Nolan and Snyder Begin Looking for Superman


Deadline has the exclusive on the casting search for upcoming Superman film, in which they claim producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder have begun to cast a “wide net” to find the next Man of Steel. He who will don the cape and tights could very well be an undiscovered actor, or relatively unknown TV star, according to the site. Nolan, Snyder, and the studio are likely looking at actors in the  28-32 age range and could possibly look at hundreds of potentials before picking their man. The buzz on current candidates point to Armie Hammer from The Social Network and Joe Manganiello of True Blood.

The other most important piece of information plucked from Deadline’s article is that the film will reportedly begin production in June 2011. Head over to Deadline to get the full scoop on the exclusive news. Also let us know who you would want to see as Superman in the comments below!

by Teddy Blass
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