Inspired Minds

Michael E. Uslan

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With “The Batman” storming through theaters, Executive Producer Michael E. Uslan dives into the origins of the franchise, its monumental impact and Bruce Wayne's drive to defend humanity. Uslan, a legend in his own right by bringing the Caped Crusader to the screen, has executive produced every Batman-related movie since Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” with Michael Keaton, up to Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” with Robert Pattinson. This includes "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Joker," along with animated favorites like "The Long Halloween" and "The Killing Joke." After buying the film rights with producing partner Benjamin Melniker in his twenties, a ten-year battle to make the franchise a reality reflects the determination of Batman himself. His incredible journey is detailed in "The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir" and a follow-up, "Batman's Batman: A Memoir from Hollywood, Land of Bilk and Money."