‘Dark Knight’ Producer Compares Chris Nolan Rebooting Superman To ‘The Wrath Of Khan’

One of the many creators I had a chance to chat with during last weekend’s C2E2 convention in Chicago was comic creator and film producer Michael Uslan, executive producer on just about every Batman project to ever hit the big (or small) screen — including 2008’s record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.”

While Uslan said he had “nothing to share” regarding regarding the much-anticipated third film in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise, he did offer up some thoughts on the news that Nolan will shepherd a reboot of the Superman movie universe. Comparing Superman’s big-screen future to the second film in the “Star Trek” franchise (considered a vast improvement on its predecessor), Uslan said he has high hopes for the filmmaker’s take on the Man of Steel.

“I think there are great things happening in the DC universe,” said Uslan when asked about Nolan taking over the Superman movies.

“I remember when ’Star Trek’ first came out as a big motion picture,” he said. “I couldn’t wait for that big motion picture that was one of the most expensive films ever made at the time. But I was bored to death during the movie. They spent so much money, and excuse the pun, but it was like an alien experience compared to the ’Star Trek’ I knew and loved.”

“And then they came back,” he continued. “They figured out what went awry, and they came back with ’The Wrath of Khan.’ It was a kick-ass movie that brought back a villain from the show, it was action-packed, and it was something that the guys could all really get into. I would hope that Superman will have his own ’Wraith of Khan’ in the years to come.'”

For those who haven’t been following along at home, Nolan’s appointment as the new guardian of Superman’s movie future was first announced back in February, with his “Dark Knight” co-writer David Goyer later confirmed to author a new film rebooting the Man of Steel’s universe.

Little is known about the project beyond that, however — with rumors circulating about the everything from the film’s villains to whether it will even be a true reboot of the character’s origin.

Nevertheless, Uslan said he’s looking forward to Superman getting a brand new start under the “Dark Knight” director.

“I would love to see that personally,” he said.

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