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Michael Uslan knows more about Batman than you do. Alongside Benjamin Melniker, he's been a producer on every Batman movie since Tim Burton brought a becowled Michael Keaton to the world in 1989. His autobiography is called The Boy Who Loved Batman. He was the first person to teach comic-books as a university course. He's also, as you'd expect, hard at work on Batman Vs. Superman, and he recently spoke to Ep about his plans for the film.You can watch the interview in full below, but just to wet your whistle here are some choice quotes about the casting controversy surrounding Ben Affleck:"We went through it all with Michael Keaton. I lead the charge from the first time I heard Tim [Burton] was thinking of hiring Michael Keaton to play Batman. I'd go, 'Oh my god, all the work, I've put in all these years to do a dark and serious Batman, »
Producer Michael Uslan has been involved in getting Batman on the big screen for pretty much longer than anyone - years before the original 1989 Tim Burton film became a phenomenon. He's since served as producer on all the live-action films and animated series/movies in the series.
Out doing promotions for "The Lego Movie" on which he's also a producer, he spoke with Ep Daily about Zack Snyder's casting Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman" project and how it compares to the backlash Michael Keaton faced all those years ago when he scored the role:
"I feel great. First of all, Zack's a fanboy, and he loves these characters as much as any of us do. Everybody grows as filmmakers, as actors, all of us in life, if we don't continue to evolve, something is radically wrong.
It's so interesting to see the »
- Garth Franklin
While directors and actors will come and go, there is one man who has been involved with every Batman movie since director Tim Burton's 1989 adventure, producer Michael E. Uslan. Now, almost 18 years later, Batman is finally meeting Superman on screen as he crosses over into the Man of Steel sequel Batman Vs. Superman, which begins production this spring. The producer recently spoke with Ep Daily, where he was asked about Zack Snyder's take on the character, and his thoughts about the negativity swirling around Ben Affleck's casting as Batman.
"I feel great. First of all, Zack is a fanboy, and he loves these characters as much as any of us do. Everybody grows as filmmakers, as actors, all of us in life, if we don't continue to evolve something is radically wrong, »
When it comes to performing in uncomfortable superhero suits, Michael Keaton has been there and done that. The legendary comic actor best known for Mr. Mom or Beetlejuice blazed a trail for the modern movie hero by strapping himself into an immobile Batsuit for Tim Burton.s two Batman movies. And now that he.s acting alongside Joel Kinnaman in the latest RoboCop reboot, Keaton says he doesn.t want to hear any bitching and moaning about how complicated it can be to act in what.s essentially a casket. Keaton doesn.t go anywhere near a suit in the new RoboCop, from director Jose Padilha. Instead, he plays Raymond Sellers, owner of the futuristic OmniCorp who has a hand in the creation of the groundbreaking half-human/half-cyborg hero at the center of the story. And while Kinnaman never approached Keaton for tips given his experience in Burton.s Batman »
4 items from 2014
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