Ben Affleck Got the Best Batman Advice from George Clooney: Don’t Do It
George Clooney met with Ben Affleck before the film's star Good Will Hunting takes on the role of Batman. But Affleck did not follow Clooney's wise advice. The two actors clashed with the iconic character of DC Comics on the big screen, with varying results. Clooney, for his part, starred in Batman & Robin which is still considered one of the worst cartoon movies ever made. It may not be surprising to learn that he tried to tell Affleck not to take the role himself.
Ben Affleck played the Caped Crusader for the first time in Zack Snyder's ambitious and controversial 2016 film . Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice . Previously, Affleck had been the director in the winner of the best film Argo for which George Clooney was a producer. This gave Clooney the opportunity to give advice to Affleck before he officially committed to playing Batman. Here's what Clooney had to say about it in a recent interview.
"I told him about it.I said:" Do not do it. "It's only from my experience, that is, you know .. He did a good job, though. "
It's hard to say if Ben Affleck would have been better off following George Clooney's advice. The mandate of Affleck as a character will always be a mix. He never had a solo film and the films in which he appeared were divisive. Although many, like Clooney, have praised the role of Affleck as Batman, although the films themselves are a source of contention.
1997 Batman & Robin proved to be a turning point for the franchise. George Clooney took the role after Val Kilmer, who played the role once in Batman Forever. The entrance to Clooney was not a disaster, with a noted performance by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role of Mr. Freeze, as well as a humorous rendition of Bane and, which is perhaps the more importantly, "Batnipples". Clooney also thought a little about his short term as a comic book icon.
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"[Arnold] Schwarzenegger I think I received $ 25 million for that, or 20 more than I received, and you know, we never even worked together, we worked together one day, but I took all the heat, I was playing Batman and I was not good here. in it, and it was not a good movie, but what I learned from this failure was that I had to rethink my work – an actor getting a role, I was held responsible for the film itself .
In the end, the failure of Batman & Robin proved to be beneficial to everyone. This forced Warner Bros. to reconsider the management of the franchise, which led to the trilogy of Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight . And that did not hurt George Clooney's career, since he has since been nominated for eight Oscars, winning two. We will then see Clooney in the series of Hulu Catch-22 . This news has been reported for the first time by the Hollywood Reporter.