"All this work that I've put in all these years to make a dark and serious Batman--[Tim Burton is] going to hire a comedian!" Uslan admitted was his response. "I could see the posters: 'Mr. Mom is Batman!' Oh, no. But then he explained his vision--he had a vision, and he was right. This is all about Bruce Wayne--it's not about Batman, it's all about Bruce Wayne. If you're trying to do a serious, dark superhero, people have to believe Bruce Wayne as this obsessed, driven guy almost to the point of being psychotic--a guy who would get dressed up like a bat and do what he did. So we went through the hoopla with Michael Keaton--the fans were the same reaction that I had originally except that I had the benefit of hearing a vision right away. And then when they went to actually see the movie, they never wanted anyone else to play Batman--never. A number of years go by and the torches and the pitchforks go up. 'Oh, my God, that guy who played the gay cowboy is going to be the Joker--they're going to destroy the greatest villain in history.' And when they actually saw Heath Ledger's performance, nobody ever wanted The Joker played by another actor again--so here we are."
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