You may wonder how one becomes a Bat-Priest.
For Jacob Woelfel, it started 12 years ago in high school when he met Jozef K. Richards.
“The next thing I knew I was just being a part of what he was doing,” said Woelfel.
At the time, Richards was already working on “Friday Night Weekly” and other film projects.
“He is ambitious, there’s no way around that,” Woelfel said.
When Richards asked him to take the Bat-Priest role, he thought it was interesting, but there was reluctance.
“I really wished I could do something a little more serious,” he said. “And then it turned out that, hey, this actually is pretty darn serious.”
Besides the depth of the film, there was another aspect that surprised him.
“I’d never thought to compare the two things, at the very least Batman and Jesus. Usually you see the comparison of Superman and Jesus...since there’s so many biblical themes in that comic and that cartoon,” Woelfel said.
“Kill the babies. That makes me laugh every time. It’s so strongly written and it shows such a clear, I guess, hypocrisy of ‘How dare you do that thing? Let’s do that thing’,”
The other is a more serious moment at the end.
“That whole monologue, I thought, was very powerful and you can see that [Jozef] wasn’t acting. He feels this way and it comes out that way. It’s brilliant,” said Woelfel.