Tim Burton Addresses DARK SHADOWS Comedy Concerns & Would He Return To BATMAN?

Tim Burton Addresses DARK SHADOWS Comedy Concerns & Would He Return To BATMAN?

The quirky director, Tim Burton, is asked about Dark Shadows' comedic tone, the Beetlejuice sequel, and if he has any interest in returning to the Batman franchise.

MTV News caught up with Tim Burton and asked him about the negative backlash that he has received from Dark Shadows fans that are concerned with the trailers and commercials that are selling the film as a comedy.

"It's not like I'm being campy with it or anything. The guy's been locked in a box for 200 years, and [when] he comes out ... something weird is going to happen."

To be fair much of the humor has been of the fish-out-of-water variety, and you can only imagine that it will be present for the first act. At some point Barnabas will become accustomed to the present day.

"There is something about a character who doesn't quite fit into the world, which is similar, just in this case, he's been around a long time."

In other news, MTV asked Burton about Beetlejuice 2, which is being written by Dark Shadows' scribe Seth Grahame-Smith.
"He's working away on it so I'm just waiting to see what he does."

Tim Burton directed 1989's Batman which starred Michael Keaton in the titular role, and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. This was a very important film as it proved to Hollywood that comic book movies could be created with a darker tone and still succeed at the box office. He then followed up with Batman Returns, which also starred Dark Shadows' Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. But would he be interested in returning to the franchise?
"I think I have enough on my plate."

Dark Shadows also stars Helena Bonham-Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Chloe Moretz and Jackie Earle Haley. The film will be in theaters May 11th, 2012.

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