‘Tender Bar’ director jokes he’s to blame for ‘destroying’ the Batman franchise
George Clooney is talking more smack about his iconic performance as superhero billionaire Bruce Wayne in “Batman & Robin.”
While at a junket to promote her new film “The Tender Bar” – for which she Directed by Ben Affleck in a starring role – Diversity couldn’t help but ask The 60-year-old filmmaker opened up about his nipple-enhanced turn as Batman in 1997, which most Hollywood insiders know can trigger the usually friendly Clooney.
It seems that “Batman and Robin” is too disrespectful to the charming eyes of his wife Amal, according to her husband, as he reveals that George “won’t let me see it”.
“There are some movies that I just go to, ‘I want my wife to have some respect for me,’” George explained. He also said that he would be concerned about the reaction of the couple’s twins, Alexander and Ella, should they want to see it.
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“It’s bad when your 4-year-old goes, ‘This sucks,’” joked Clooney. “It can be painful.”
Clooney starred as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Joel Schumacher’s campy classic, alongside Chris O’Donnell (Robin), Alicia Silverstone (Batgirl), Uma Thurman (Poison Ivy) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Mr. Despite cashing in on a career in the years that followed, the Oscar-winning actor has long gone on record to denounce his part in the oft-repeated flick.
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On the question of why he won’t appear in the upcoming DC Comics flick “The Flash,” which sees multiple iterations of heroes co-mingle in the multiverse, Clooney blamed himself for never calling.
“They didn’t ask me,” he told Variety. “When you destroy a franchise the way I did, they usually look the other way when ‘The Flash’ comes on.”
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In 2022, “The Flash” Has Already Arrived Tapped Affleck, 49, and Michael Keaton, 70, have both previously starred as the Caped Crusader. But Clooney is apparently not on that list.
Interviews with the “Ocean’s Eleven” actor have recently turned to cinematic roosts, as the press can’t stop gushing about Clooney for his mythically panned performance. In December 2020, he Shock jockeys told Howard Stern that it “physically pains” him to re-watch his “terrible” work in the film.
“The truth of the matter is, I was bad at it,” he said, placing no blame at the time on screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and the late director Schumacher, who died in June 2020.
“It’s a big, monster machine,” Clooney said of the blockbuster production. At the time she was “just an actor getting an acting job,” he continued. “I couldn’t have done it any differently.”
However, pain can clearly be the motivator.
In 2013, Deadline reported that Clooney preferred to have a portrait of himself in his office as Batman “featured” as “a picture of what can happen when you only make movies for commercial reasons.” As a warning.”