A star (Brando) who showed up overweight and underprepared. Sacking your leading man (Harvey Keitel) shortly into filming only to have his replacement suffer a heart attack and almost die, resulting in a production shutdown. Dennis Hopper was out of his mind on drugs and the crew partied hard.
Joel Schumacher has had a long, storied Hollywood career, but he is well aware that prominent among his legacies will be the nipples he put on George Clooney’s Caped Crusader costume in 1997’s Batman & Robin. Batman & Robin was the fourth film in the original saga, which was launched by Tim Burton in 1989. Burton and star Michael Keaton left the franchise after 1992’s Batman Returns, at which point Warner Bros. wanted to lighten the tone and make the series more family-friendly.