Just this week news broke about Will Smith being complexity honest about which one of the movies he’s in had been in the worst. For him, it was “Wild Wild West.” George Clooney came clean about what he thinks is his worst outing on the big screen. Going as far as to say that he wouldn’t let his wife watch it to keep some dignity. Batman & Robin seems to be the biggest eyesore for Clooney! It seems that George isn’t joking when he says that he doesn’t let his wife or children watch the movie.
George Clooney Is Serious About His Restrictions
As we mentioned, George is very clear that he doesn’t want his wife or kids near the movie. This was actually confirmed by his wife Amal at an earlier date. It’s not only his wife that Clooney has banned from watching the movie. He also wants to keep his kids away from the film. At least for as long as he can. On having his kids potentially watch his performance Clooney mentioned,
“It’s bad when your 4-year-old kid goes, “this sucks”, that would be painful”
Keeping Some Respect
The main reason why Clooney is keeping Amal away from his take on The Dark Knight is that he wants to keep some personal dignity. That’s how bad he thinks his performance was. Clooney recently told Variety,
“There are certain films I just go, “I want my wife to have some respect for me”
He obviously alluded to the fact that Batman & Robin was one of those films. However, it seems that there’s a list of films that Clooney keeps his wife away from. Could “The Men Who Stare at Goats” be on the list? That film is awkward all the way through as well!
Why Batman Is Coming Back To Haunt Him
There are actually a couple of reasons why Batman is coming back to haunt Clooney. There are a couple of movies coming up that are going to feature the caped crusader. One in particular, “The Flash”, won’t feature Batman as the main character of the film per se. Otherwise, they would’ve named the movie Batman. However, the film is set to feature different actors who have played the character, specifically Ben Affleck, and Michael Keaton. George was clear that he was not offered a role in the upcoming film.
How Close Was George To Killing The Franchise?
These days we think of Superhero movies as one of the safest bets that Hollywood makes. Particularly when you take into account the success of the Marvel Universe. For some reason, DC has always had a little more trouble connecting with audiences. Clooney is correct in saying that he killed a franchise. Around the turn of the millennium, Warner Brothers were betting big on his Batman being a hit. Launching toys, and even amusement park rides themed to the movie. The idea was to make at least a couple more. The first movie flopped so hard everything was canned. Batman on the big screen would see a triumphant return thanks to Christian Bale, and Christopher Nolan!