Why George Clooney Isn’t Interested in Superhero Films: As Batman, I ‘F—ked It Up.’
George Clooney mocked his infamous performance in ‘Batman & Robin’ in 1997 – read more
He’s giggling at himself! George Clooney is well aware that his portrayal of Batman in the 1997 film Batman isn’t particularly well received by comic book enthusiasts, but he isn’t hesitant to mock his stint as the Caped Crusader.
The 60-year-old Oscar winner responded to a query about whether he’d ever do another superhero film while promoting his latest film, The Tender Bar. During a Q&A session in New York City on Wednesday, October 13, the actor said, “I did one superhero movie and I f—ed it up so horribly they won’t let me near the shoot.”
He went on to say that he didn’t want to “go into all the bat nipples,” referring to the famed costume that has been the target of several jokes over the years.
The Ocean’s Eleven star claimed earlier this month that he won’t let his wife, Amal Clooney, see the critically panned Batman film because he’s scared it will make her see him in a new — and unflattering — light.
“There are some films that I really like.” “I just go, ‘I want my wife to have some respect for me,’” he told Variety in October, adding that he’s not sure he wants their 4-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, to see the film, despite their indicated curiosity.
Clooney joked, “It’s horrible when your 4-year-old kid says, ‘This sucks.'” “That might be excruciating.” The ER star hasn’t been shy in mocking Batman & Robin, which also starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, and Chris O’Donnell as Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, and Robin.
Clooney joked that he wasn’t asked to join in a new film version of The Flash when news leaked that Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton were working on it. In October, he joked to Variety, “When you trash a franchise the way I did, people usually look the other way when The Flash walks by.”
Last year, the Golden Globe winner told Howard Stern that watching his “awful” performance in the picture, which was nominated for 11 Razzie Awards, “literally hurts” him (but won only one).
Clooney informed the 65-year-old radio DJ, “The truth of the matter is, I was horrible in it.” “Akiva Goldsman, who has since won an Oscar for writing, authored the script, and he’ll tell you it’s a bad screenplay.” I’m horrible in it, so I’ll just give you a quick rundown of Brinkwire.