Nerdage: “Dark Knight Rises” executive producer dishes on Batman

March 13th, 2012

By Nerd Blog
March 13, 2012

Excitement about the newest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” is already revved up for its July 20th premiere. Details about the Warner Brothers film starring Christian Bale as Batman and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman are cloaked in secrecy. But executive producer and diehard Batman fan Michael Uslan knows a Dark Knight thing or two that may surprise you.

“I grew up immersed in comics. I loved them all. My hands-down favorite, though – then and now – is Batman,” says Uslan, who wrote about his comic obsession in his new memoir, THE BOY WHO LOVED BATMAN (, available in bookstores and on

“I knew every detail. I was the kid who wrote to the comic book publishers when they got something wrong, like the date on the giant penny on display in The Bat-Cave’s Hall of Trophies,” he says. “That’s a fact a true Batman fan never forgets so, of course, I can fill a book with those details. And I did!”

For Dark Knight fans, counting down the days till their hero once again comes to life, Uslan offers these little-known nuggets sure to impress your friends.

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