Batman and Superman films will not cross over

Kristal Bailey

by: Kristal Bailey
January 5th, 2011

With Batman and Superman constantly working together in the Justice League and crossover comics and cartoons, it would stand to reason to think they could work together in film. However, Warner Bros.' Charles Roven, a producer on both Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN, has just confirmed that the Batman and Superman film franchises will not have any cross over instances, a la the Marvel film universe.

Keep reading to see what Roven had to say.

Speaking to Shock Til You Drop, Roven clarified that there will be no "shared universe" between Superman and Batman, "That may be in somebody’s mind but right now the Batman lives in his world and the Superman lives in his world. Those stories are those stories and we haven’t thought beyond each individual picture."

As for plans for more Batman films after THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Roven said, "I think that Chris Nolan has said that he wanted to make a trilogy and this is a trilogy. As far as we all know, this is it. This is the trilogy. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is the third part of what Chris created with BATMAN BEGINS and we’re not looking past that."

Roven was also asked that, as Christopher Nolan is also involved with SUPERMAN, when can we expect both films to shoot, and would they be in production at the same time?

"It’s a huge workload, but there’s a way we’ve been talking about how to make it work. Hopefully, there will be a little bit of time in-between the start of production on both of them. Right now DARK KNIGHT RISES is coming out in the summer of 2012 and Superman is coming out in the winter of 2012. So hopefully — and we’re just at the beginning phases of both of them. We haven’t even entered official pre-production on either one of them — there will be a little bit of room. They’re both going to be long shoots. I’m sure there’s going to be some overlap, but hopefully there’ll be as little overlap as possible."

The interview goes into depth on some of Roven's other projects, mainly SEASON OF THE WITCH. You can read it in its entirety on Shock Til You Drop.

Source Shock Til You Drop, via /Film

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