If you’re not a fan of George Clooney‘s performance in 1997’s Batman & Robin, don’t worry, because the actor doesn’t think he did a good job either.
“I screwed it up so badly I’m not allowed to weigh in on any of those subject matters anymore,” the 57-year-old told Variety when asked who should play the iconic role of Batman now that Ben Affleck has bowed out of playing the Gotham City hero moving forward.
Batman & Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher, is considered one of the worst films of all time. The movie also includes Chris O’Donnell as the trusty sidekick, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze and Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy. It is mainly remembered for the gimmicky scenes, the awful one liners and George’s … unfortunate bat-suit.
It would take eight years for another Batman film to hit the theaters, as Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale, brought the franchise back from the dead (cave). More than 20 years since George’s take on the hero, another movie focusing on the Caped Crusader is scheduled to be released in 2021.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming The Batman, told The Hollywood Reporter in January. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling, but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been.”
He added, “I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”
Perhaps the ER alum can make a cameo? Hey, it can happen.