Ask any old-school Batman fan and they will tell you that of all the Batman films that have graced the silver screen, the one that stands out the most is Batman And Robin — and not in a good way. Coming off the heels of ER, George Clooney was looking for some serious film cred, and it seemed like the newest Batman flick would be the best way to do so. Little did Clooney know at the time that this association with Batman And Robin would catapult him to film history in the worst possible way. Batman And Robin holds a special place in many Batman fans’ hearts as perhaps the most campy interpretation of the franchise since the 1960s, and even now, star George Clooney apologizes (via Screen Rant).
“I think since Batman that I’ve been disinvited from Comic-Con for 20 years. I see the comment sections on all you guys. I just met Adam West there [referring to behind the NYCC main stage] and I apologized to him. Sorry about the nipples on the suit. Freeze, Freeze, I apologize for that.”
It’s all a little more than ironic as Clooney has gone on to become perhaps one of the biggest stars in Hollywood since he put in his time as Bruce Wayne. As of late, Clooney has found himself promoting the newest Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) flick, Tomorrowland, which is Disney’s latest escapade into the “live action movie based on Disneyland attraction” genre. Bird elaborated on the project (via Entertainment Weekly).
“We begin our movie asking what did [the future] used to be? What’s good about the future and what’s scary about it? And we wrestle with those things in a slightly mythical way.”
In the film, Clooney plays a failed inventor who knows a great deal about the world of Tomorrowland, upon which the main protagonist stumbles. In an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, Clooney goes into some detail on the filming of Tomorrowland.
“I literally have a harness on and I’ve been hanging from 30 ft from 4 different blue screens and literally as we are talking they are all staring at me because I had to get down to do this. I have all these wire hanging off of me. Brad is a really good guy with a wild imagination. If I don’t screw it up it will be a great film. You have to be careful what you say because everything is top secret, so I don’t want to ruin it by telling you that everyone dies in the end.”
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