09 August 2005

Bat-Producers Speak Out!

Hey guys, it's Donnie... A couple producer types poked their heads out of the Batcave recently and they had some pretty interesting things to say...

Charles Roven spoke to FilmForce magazine in order to address the various casting rumors that seem to be increasing in number and ridiculousity by the day. Apparantly the latest totally unfounded claim is that Steve Carrell of the upcoming 40 Year Old Virgin is being considered. Despite what I and other sane-minded internet columnists have been saying all summer, any casting discussion for the next Batman movie is totally and utterly without merit because THERE IS NO FRICKIN MOVIE YET! Still don't believe me? Fine, you ignorant heathen, take it straight from the horse's mouth:
We don't have any direction yet on what the next Batman would be because we're still waiting on Chris [Nolan, Batman Begins director] to really make a firm commitment that he's going to do it, and we think he's going to, but he hasn't done it yet. He's ultimately gonna guide the direction of that material and make the decision about what the next thing's gonna be. The fact of the matter is, notwithstanding all the chatter, there has been no decision made on anything.”
Take that, non-believer! I know it's fun to speculate and argue, in fact, that's part of the reason why I started this website in the first place. But come on, STEVE CARRELL? Can't we at least keep it in the realm of credibility?

Meanwhile, SuperHeroHype has posted a really fantastic interview with Michael Uslan. Personally I had never heard of him before this interview, but the headline refered to him as "The Man Behind The Batman," so I thought to myself, "Okay, I'll bite," and boy am I glad I did. Seriously, you want to talk about someone who got in on the ground floor, this guy is pretty much responsible for the modern comic film. Hollywood should bow down and worship this guy weekly for all the money they've brought in because of him.

The interview is in two parts:

Click it here to read about the cinematic birth of The Bat.

Click it here to read about the philosophy of comic adaptations and Uslan's future projects.


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