The DC COMICS are entering a new era of movie adaptations with the tremendous blockbuster success of Todd Phillip’s JOKER. This opens a huge window of creative opportunity for the franchise. The film has been a massive success showcasing an equally amazing performance by Joaquin Pheonix as Joker.
A rather gritty character study centering on the life of a blossoming villain, and while these plots and storylines are usually associated to indie movie houses, the film wounded up earning more than a billion dollars worldwide.
Considering this success, it absolutely inspires one to think of similar avenues that can be taken with the material, and one of the movie’s producers, Michael E. Uslan, has a pretty cool idea.
Uslan was recently featured as a guest during the Wizard World’s virtual “Batman to Joker” panel and on discussing about the legacy of Joker he touched a little on the fact that the methodology applied to the making of the film could really be used for any great comic book antagonist.
He also specified that he would personally love to see a spin-off on the Batman villain Mr. Freeze, and he also feels that the work done on Batman: The Animated Series could be used as the basis for the plot.
“What Todd did in his genius can be applied to, I think, any other villain. And if any villain was studied like that… and there are some great possibilties. One of my favorite episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, which I love, absolutely love, dealt with Mr. Freeze and the loss of his wife. The empathy, the emotions that that created, I could see [making a movie],” Uslan said.
After making that statement, Michael E. Uslan was quick to couch his statements, admitting that whatever he was talking about was more of an idea of what he’d like to see as a fan than something being actively developed, but he still stressed on the fact that that he thinks it would be a smart approach.
He continued, “And now caution, I’m putting on my fanboy hat, not my producing hat, this has nothing to do with any plans or this or that. As a fanboy I could see taking that iteration of Mr. Freeze and doing something amazing with his backstory.”