Producer Charles Roven, best known for his work on Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy and this summer's blockbuster Man of Steel, recently gave a few updates on the highly-anticipated sequel Batman Vs. Superman in a recent interview, confirming that production begins early next year.
"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 (Snyder) was creating, there was the possibility of other DC characters besides Clark Kent."
The producer also confirmed that the first draft of David S. Goyer's script is complete, although it is constantly being worked on.
"We had a sketch of an idea, the beats of a story that David S. 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."
"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."
"I have a great partner in Alex Gartner, who's in Vancouver with our director Duncan Jones. 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."