Uslan Talks Shazam, Spirit

The prolific producer talks about why not all super-hero movies need to be for adults.
Michael Uslan recently interviewed with Batman-On-Film and talked about Shazam!, the Spirit and why he feels comic book movies should also be geared toward kids.

"I think it is very important to the whole concept of the comic book industry and comic book films to have some comic book movies made for kids. Not everything has to be a BATMAN BEGINS or a CONSTANTINE. There is no reason on earth you can’t do a SPY KIDS kind of movie that kids will love - eight year olds, twelve year olds - that their parents and grandparents can take them to see. It is important to do this. I felt that until recently, the comic book industry had turned their backs on kids. Like when you and I started to read comics, we were little. It was like they were turning their backs on a new generation of readers. And movies shouldn't do that either," he told Batman-On-Film.

"We've got some very exciting projects coming up like Captain Marvel - SHAZAM - at New Line. We're doing Will Eisner's THE SPIRIT. We've got several things going with other characters that we've yet to announce officially - a few rumors here and there - and we may have an official announcement early next year. But it is exciting. Here I am working with characters I loved as a kid, that I cared about - and do care about. And in some cases, I knew and was close to the creators. I was close to Otto Binder when I was a kid - who was the primary writer for Captain Marvel [for quite a while]. This is exciting stuff for me and very important to me. And I wake up every rainy Monday morning and I can't wait to get to work. And that's cool. I've taken my passion in life and my love for comic books and made it my life's work," Uslan said.

Click here to read the entire interview in which Uslan comments on comic book movies and Hollywood's perception of them and how we may be entering a "Golden Age" of comic book movies.
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