BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Video Interview With Producer Michael Uslan

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Video Interview With Producer Michael Uslan

If anyone deserves credit for bringing a more serious Batman to the screen in the 1980s, it's producer Michael Uslan, who was determined to be rid of the stigma attached to the character from the series of the 1960s. Now he's producing Batman vs. Superman, which he discusses in this video interview.

Speaking to EP Daily, he shares is feelings on Zack Snyder serving as director and Ben Affleck portraying the Dark Knight. Naturally he also compare the controversy over Affleck to the media circus which surrounded Michael Keaton's casting in the 1980s.

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thebearjew - 2/6/2014, 5:41 PM
e uslan's the man
JamesMan - 2/6/2014, 5:44 PM
Michael Uslan, the freaking king of DC films. Every time I see this guy I can't help but smile for everything he's done. A comic book nerd living the dream!
MightyZeus - 2/6/2014, 5:44 PM
Great interview.
113 - 2/6/2014, 5:46 PM
Good interview, he's 100% right.
GenerationX - 2/6/2014, 5:47 PM
I agree. I'm looking forward to this
yonny616 - 2/6/2014, 5:50 PM
Tim's movies were about Bruce Wayne?!

FordEl - 2/6/2014, 5:51 PM
The thing about Warner Bros is that they all actually care (especially the creative team behind the film) so even if they mess up its not their intention. Zack Snyder seems to be just as a fan as these characters as anyone else

Michael Uslan communicates my thoughts exactly. I think Ben Affleck will definitely pull off Bruce Wayne and most likely Batma'n. I can see it.
Gmoney84 - 2/6/2014, 5:52 PM
If he's cool with it we should all be ok with it.
JJJameson - 2/6/2014, 5:52 PM
Hmm mid fourties Batman? Does he mean an after his prime Batman that is old and uses drones or battle seasoned world's greatest detective?

Not sure I'm enjoying where they are going with this, I just wish that we'd get a Batman at his prime film ONCE in a lifetime.
FordEl - 2/6/2014, 5:52 PM

In Batman Returns, yeah I agree. He was in there a little and had his moments but was downplayed a lot compared to '89
driver - 2/6/2014, 5:53 PM
If re watch Burton's films you may notice how little is Batman or Wayne on screen and how much Burton gives a FAQ about main character.
CaptainObvious - 2/6/2014, 6:01 PM
I really need to read The Boy Who Loved Batman.
EdGross - 2/6/2014, 6:12 PM
The Boy Who Loved Batman is AMAZING! Check it out!
DrunkenNukem - 2/6/2014, 6:13 PM
i cant hear shit!!!!!!!...oh ...the headphones..
JULEZ13 - 2/6/2014, 6:17 PM
Michael Uslan is okay in my book! I can't wait to watch this movie!!
Batman52 - 2/6/2014, 6:19 PM
@Zauri We did it was called "The Dark Knight".
thewolfx - 2/6/2014, 6:23 PM
Oh uslan

The number one batman nut rider on earth
FordEl - 2/6/2014, 6:24 PM
@Batman 52

Bruce was 38/39 in TDKR bc I believe he turned 30 in Batman Begins.
JoeMomma29 - 2/6/2014, 6:26 PM
@ EdGross

You are a class act on this site, we need more of you asap. Your journalism skills are just spot on!!!!!!
JJJameson - 2/6/2014, 6:31 PM

Nah, he was still a rookie inTDK, and that's the very reason why I hate TDKR: It was Nolan's chance to show Batman at his prime, he chose go with after his prime instead, and for some very non-Batman reason.
Super12 - 2/6/2014, 6:33 PM
This is a great interview. This is the kind of stuff that confirms my faith in these movies. Can not WAIT for Ben's Batman
EdGross - 2/6/2014, 6:40 PM
JoeMomma29, thank you, but this is one of those cases where I'm the messenger, just bringing over the interview. But thank you for the compliments about my interviews in general - I love doing 'em.
FordEl - 2/6/2014, 6:48 PM

Tdk returns did it. The reason he did it was that crime was very low due to the Dent Act and why go out just to be chased anyways? At the end of TDK that whole speech summed up another reason why as well, so i dont understand why ppl didnt see that coming. He did help as Bruce Wayne obviously. For example, investing inthe Clean Energy project. He was still pretty active in the city but just not Batman until the last 3 years before tdkr when Bruce became a recluse along with Batman.
Nomis - 2/6/2014, 6:56 PM
Michael Uslan has done a lot more for comics than just geting Batman on screen, he's the reason why there are course for comics in some universities also!

HE is the MAN!!!!!
RamonSuarez - 2/6/2014, 6:58 PM
Burton was more interested in doing his Burtonworld concept for Batman than anything else.

His films were great for their era but the genre has passed him by.
Lemons - 2/6/2014, 7:19 PM
Awesome interview with Uslan.
Rokyn - 2/6/2014, 9:45 PM
Guys I have a theory on why they are aiming older Batman. Obviously he will be experienced and seasoned but he will play a big role in the Justice League films. And it will be one of his last movies. Why? Because they are going to end it where the mantle gets passed to...Terry McGinnis. WB wants Batman Beyond and they will get the Clark and Bruce relationship first out the way and develop it over time and then something happens where Terry takes the mantle. I'm calling it now. There's no other reason to put a 40 year Batman on screen but to setup Batman Beyond, Kingdom Come, or a TDKReturns Batman. Quote me now.
Rokyn - 2/6/2014, 9:53 PM
Because if you want a chance at a DCCU and you cast an 40 year old actor playing a 40 year old major DCCU character, then you are pretty much shooting yourself in the foot before you even begin. I still don't understand why they went older.
JR - 2/6/2014, 10:18 PM
he forgot to ask why they pushed the movie a year later!.....
Vortigar - 2/6/2014, 11:29 PM
The first Batman Burton put a lot of effort into creating Gotham. A lot of design elements from that work made it back into comics. The entire design esthetic of the Animated Series Gotham was lifted from the 89 movie as well. Sure its heavily influenced by his tastes but there's a lot of stylized stuff in there as well, modernized/art-deco/gothic, Lang's Metropolis shines through for example, something Burton hadn't done before and hasn't since.

Batman Returns is definately 'Burtonworld' though.
FireKnightRises - 2/6/2014, 11:45 PM
Why don't WB make this man as their Kevin Feige?
TimDrake87 - 2/7/2014, 12:27 AM
How the hell is Micheal Keaton a better batman than christian bale
jimdotbeep - 2/7/2014, 12:42 AM
The keep saying Batman is going to "evolve" and that this is "a new direction". All this boardroom talk bullshit is just there way of subtly saying they're changing everything.
Lancer1 - 2/7/2014, 12:46 AM
I believe in zack snyder and his vision ...because hw undestand comics and has an artist vision ...all his movies visually looks amazing like an art masterpiece long as he doesn't write the screen play it's fine
loki668 - 2/7/2014, 1:04 AM
ANYBODY who helped Batman get rid of the Adam West era stink is alright in MY book!! Now, I just have to wait for this film to come out!! AAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
Facade - 2/7/2014, 1:28 AM
LOL...sometimes it works out and other times it doesn't...meh.
Smarfi - 2/7/2014, 1:43 AM
I don't like this new Bruce Wayne being in his mid 40s. There has to be a reason why he is this age, and I don't think I'm going to like it.
loki668 - 2/7/2014, 2:30 AM
There IS a reason for his age. It's called mother[frick]ing TIME!!!!

jimdotbeep - 2/7/2014, 2:52 AM
@Smarfi I think the reason is so Asskick can play the character.

This is the 1st time the collective Dc universe is going to be on the silver screen, Now is the absolute WORST time to have Batman appear so far past his prime.
JediPhilosopher - 2/7/2014, 2:59 AM
I'm not even that worried about Batman in this. I guess I've partially given up, but I know one thing Zack Snyder does well, for the most part, is making things dark and serious. And I'm kinda thinking Ben Affleck could even be the best in the part so far, and I think he's commited to doing justice to the character. It's Superman I'm worried about, and for good reason. He's irreversibly changed. Until another reboot.
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