|The Boy Who Helped Save Batman Wasn’t Robin|
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|Written by Ginny Grimsley|
|Tuesday, 10 July 2012 11:15|
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Exec Producer Offers Tips
to Help Kids Realize Their Dreams
When he was a boy during the 1950s and ‘60s, Michael Uslan was so obsessed with comic books – Batman, in particular – that he collected thousands and didn’t hesitate to send corrections to editors when he spotted a mistake in a story line.
“Everyone has an origin story, even though it’s most likely without a planet blowing up, parents murdered or a radioactive spider bite,” says Uslan, the Originator and Executive Producer of the “The Dark Knight Rises,” the third and newest in the Dark Knight movie trilogy. He wrote about his comic book obsession – and his childhood dream of showing the world Batman as he saw him – in his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman (www.theboywholovedbatman.com)
“My origin story – what formed my character – is entrenched in comic books,” he says. “When I was 8 years old, I wanted to see if I could get my name in print, next to Bruce Wayne and the rest of Gotham’s characters.”
It wasn’t luck, fortune or an accident that Uslan grew up to produce the most successful comic book-based movie franchise of all time, he says. Now, his goal is to inspire kids and young adults to pursue their own dreams with focus and dedication, “because you can make them come true.”
About Michael Uslan
Michael Uslan, (www.theuslancompany.com), is the Originator and Executive Producer along with his partner Benjamin Melniker, of the Batman franchise of motion pictures. In his 36 years in the film and television industry, he has been involved with such projects as “National Treasure,” “Constantine,” and countless animated projects. His projects have won Oscars, Golden Globes and Emmy Awards. He is the author of his auto-biography, THE BOY WHO LOVED BATMAN, now in bookstores and at amazon.com.
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