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Year again comic con is underway in San Diego the costumes the fun.
The geeks gone wild.
And what -- -- -- -- topics the new trailer for the latest -- flick.
The Dark -- prices.
Too bad it's not out -- next summer at like to watch it right now now to satisfy your curiosity though joining us live from comic con is the real man behind the mask.
He's produced every modern -- and moving from the first in 1989 through the next summer's release.
And tells the story how the block -- blockbusters that is were nearly never made in his new book the boy who -- -- man.
And that wire Michael welcome to the -- Thanks very much Terry appreciate it are right so you know I looked at the trailer like everybody else is doing I think everybody in the country is looking at this trailer right now.
So who is the new bag guy wears the Joker what's going on and what can you tell -- -- -- we can't wait.
Free Europe and well I have to tell you that the world of baton and it's a world filled with secrets.
And I don't think my -- bat man would really like me sharing some of -- secrets.
So I think I would just tell everyone fasten your seat -- stay tuned and take an amazing ride our it.
Well I think what's interesting about the franchise and and something you've been saying is that it was almost never made -- -- show folks.
What this means in terms of dollars and cents as we -- business network after all.
The total take.
Two point 627 billion dollars -- you can see.
Revenues from each and every one of these bad man movies they just go up and up and up why it was Hollywood hard to sell on this idea.
What started back in 1979 when band on the current I acquired the rights to bat man from DC comics.
And I set out within the goal of making a darkened serious -- and movie.
That could erase from the collective consciousness of the world culture three little words how the zappa and wham.
I wanted to show the world what the original back -- from 1939 was like dark serious creature of the night stocking criminals from the shadows.
But in 1979.
The studios were appalled.
-- everyone rejected it they thought it was insane you couldn't do a movie based on a comic book that was dark.
You couldn't do a super -- that serious.
And of course He could never do a movie based on some old television series that had never been done before.
So absolutely everyone rejected it and told us to -- go away.
But you know it's interesting because outback man -- us.
He pioneered this kind of greedy superhero.
Reboot it was really dark really interesting I think audiences were crazy for it.
Where you go from here.
Well I think you trust the vision.
Of directors who -- really absolutely truly geniuses who understand the character who get it who have a vision who know had a executed vision.
And have become the biggest cheerleader you possibly can.
I think that people like Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan.
Christopher Nolan has raised the bar for all comic book movies because today you can walk out of a movie like a Dark -- and say.
Not just that was a great comic book movie you can actually say that was a great films.
Are right but this is his last that man right so who's next what happens next we get a new bat man and what does He do because this is the end of the story right.
Well I'll have to go back and talk to the caped crusader himself and find that it's doing but I think very part of this cigarettes in our at can get a look at both took about to give book coming out the boy who love baton and I have a copy of -- right here.
-- lovely book with pictures of yourself pictures of the original baton and comic series.
To -- -- hope to accomplish with the book.
Well really what.
After the Dark Knight opened so successfully my wife Nancy sat me down -- -- so what you wanna be when you grow up.
And I said I'd like to get out and talk to as many young people as many baton and fans in movie fans as I can.
And let them know I was a blue collar kid from New Jersey who loved comic books loved that man.
And had a dream I had a passion.
And I had no contacts and Hollywood had no relatives and Hollywood and didn't come from money and couldn't buy my way and and it's a story of how I was able to make my dreams come true by perseverance knocking on doors to my knuckles -- and having a high threshold for frustration.
What and what I'm -- all the rosy out of it right He went all the what they've all turned you down.
All said no no no what -- the magic -- for you.
I think that the magic was sticking to what you believe in.
And once you make a commitment and that commitment was to see a dark and serious fat -- brought to the silver screen.
Honoring it even if you have to walk through hell in order to get to the other side you just hold out and continue to believe in yourself and believing what you're doing.
And -- hope that eventually other people will catch the passion other people will see that.
And that's what happened to some tremendous people producers studio -- along the way who finally really understood it and sought through to the end.
So which one of these versions and we share the names of all of that is the closest to what you thought up when you're a little boy right now.
Well as I said if we've had a genius directors translating back bat man.
And there are so many different interpretations of -- -- could be brought to the screen but I think one of the people who deserves the unsung credit is my dear friend Anton furst.
Who is the production designer on the first Batman movie in 1989.
And really did bring to life translating Gotham city.
Which was described in the script as New York City is if hell had erupted from under the earth.
And I think by getting audiences to suspend their disbelief.
And believe in Gotham city that there were able to truly believe that a guy like persuade could exist and become a guy like fat man.
You know that's really true division the city it is in many ways what -- all the action.
Selling interest in great stuff Michael -- -- it -- luck with the movie you gotta come back bring Christian bales will have a party okay.
But the -- thanks -- really appreciate it.
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