As a result of Clooney’s infamous “Batman & Robin”, the actor unsuccessfully tried to persuade Affleck not to follow in his footsteps.
George Clooney has long spoken of his big brush by playing the Caped Crusader in Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin”. From an anatomically overly correct Batsuit to the wild moves of the film, the 1997 series to “Batman Forever” is considered a flop. (Even though he made more than $ 238 million at the box office, he was against a $ 160 million budget.)
Clooney recently rethought the tragedy of the film for him personally in a new episode of “The Howard Stern Show” (through a date). Clooney sat down with Stern and his co-host Robin Quivers to discuss his new film “The Midnight Sky” on Netflix, among other broad topics. Although Clooney’s “Batman & Robin” was released from “ER”, when it was released during 1999, the Batman movie was intended to be a big break on the big screen.
“It’s so bad that it hurts to watch,” Clooney said of the show. “It hurts. You fold the channels and it comes in and I’m like ‘Oh no, no, no. ‘”
Clooney also told Howard Stern that it was all the post-traumatic pressure that made him try to speak out to Ben Affleck out of playing Batman. (Affleck first appeared as the Dark Knight in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and will be seen again in Zack Snyder’s new edition of “Justice League” on HBO Max, and the upcoming Flash film .)
“I’ve been to both rounds,” said Clooney. “I’ve been a big flop. I’ve been bombarded in things, and I’ve had great successes. That doesn’t mean they are listening. Ben didn’t listen to me, and he ended up doing a good job, and I was wrong, ”said Clooney. “But I can only take my wisdom from my experience. I said, ‘Don’t wear shoes on the suit.’ ”
Clooney commented on “Batman & Robin,” “The truth of the matter is, I was bad at it,” says, “Akiva Goldsman, who won the Oscar for writing [2001’s ‘A Beautiful Mind’] since then, he has written the screenshot. It’s an awesome screenshot. He will tell him. I’m terrible at it. I’ll tell you. Joel Schumacher, who just died, said, ‘Yeah, it didn’t work.’ Clooney said, “We were all whistling at that one.”
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