Coincidentally timed to today’s DVD and Blu-ray release of The Dark Knight Rises, ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to speak with former Batman franchise director Joel Schumacher at last week’s Plus Camerimage festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Speaking about a number of past projects in his career, the Batman Forever and Batman & Robin director noted his fondness for Christopher Nolan’s reboot of the Dark Knight.
“I think what’s very interesting about Batman and how brilliant Chris Nolan is is, if you look at the last Batman, ours were at a much simpler time,” Schumacher says. “Our job was to entertain the whole family. To make it fun and sell a lot of toys. It was a franchise. The last one is really about what we’re going through, the extraordinary gap between the haves and the have-nots… I think right now the last Batman is very reflective of the times we’re living in, which are scary times. I’m not a predictor of revolutions and I don’t think there will be one in the United States, but there are the seeds of it. When you have too many poor and too many rich, those are the seeds of revolution.”
At age 73, Schumacher is still going strong as a director and tells ComingSoon.net that he may soon head to China for a still-unknown production. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.
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