Batman & Robin Director Officially Apologizes For The Crap Movie

Posted 2017/06/14 2901 0

The hopeful blockbuster tanked in every way imaginable. And, now, the film’s director is formally apologizing for the picture.


Tim Burton’s original 1989 Batman film marked a turning point for superhero movies. It’s overwhelming success spawned a sequel, Batman Returns. Burton, however, didn’t want to return for a third installment, so Warner Bros. ended up hiring Schumacher for Batman Forever. Unfortunately, it was the fourth installment in the initial Batman series, Batman & Robin, that set the franchise down a damaging path. Talking to Vice, Batman & Robin director Joel Schumacher reflected on filming the picture to mark its 20th anniversary and couldn't be more sorry for making one of the most criticised superhero movies ever.

"Look, I apologise. I want to apologise to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that," he said.

Schumacher noted that after Batman Forever, he just knew not to make a sequel, but since Warner Bros wanted him to and he was coming off a run of successful movies, he went for it anyway.

"I never planned on being, that dreadful quote, “a blockbuster king” because my other films were much smaller and had just found success with the audience and not often with the critics, which is really why we wrote them," he explained.

"And then after Batman & Robin, I was scum. It was like I had murdered a baby."

Schumacher is not the only star who has formally apologized for Batman & Robin. Over the years, star George Clooney has worn himself out asking for forgiveness for his part in the travesty.

"I always apologize for Batman & Robin,” Clooney flat-out admitted. "I did Batman & Robin...which was a disaster. Other than that, there's never been a reason for me to go to Comic Con." Norton had mentioned that Clooney had apologized to the crowd for the Joel Schmucher Bat-debacle and Clooney replied that he always apologizes for the film. Let me just say that I actually thought I destroyed the franchise, ya know, until they brought it back and changed it...I thought at the time, this was going to be a good career move. Um, it wasn't."