George Clooney may be one of the most well-liked stars in Hollywood, but even his biggest fans have a hard time defending his leading performance in the disastrous 1997 film “Batman & Robin.”
Taking over the role of Batman from Val Kilmer, Clooney’s take on the Caped Crusader was a hammy, one-liner spewing cartoon hero whose Batsuit prominently featured nipples. “Batman & Robin” was not particularly well-received by critics or audiences, and neither was Clooney’s performance. The film essentially killed the franchise until director Christopher Nolan rebooted it with 2005’s “Batman Begins.”
In the years since “Batman & Robin” hit theatres, Clooney has joked about the role and talked about his disappointment with how it turned out, but this week at New York Comic Con he formally apologized to fans and another actor famous for wearing the cape and cowl.
“I think since Batman that I’ve been disinvited from Comic-Con for 20 years,” Clooney quipped at a panel for his upcoming filmRead More »from George Clooney to Adam West: Sorry about ‘Batman & Robin’