In September 2020, rumors circulated that Warner Bros. intended to summon George Clooney like batman in the coming tape The Flash. In this way, the Scarlet Runner movie would have more than two versions of the Bat Man, in addition to the already confirmed incarnations of Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton. However, Clooney recently stressed that Warner never contacted him and laid out – without much effort – what might be the company’s reasons for not inviting him to the party.
This past weekend, George Clooney attended a Los Angeles screening of his next film as a director, The Tender Bar, which stars Ben affleck. During the red carpet, Marc Malkin from Variety asked him why it took so many years for him and Affleck to work together again, since they co-produced Argo (2012). On video, Clooney responds with a mocking allusion to the superhero they both played at different times.
I didn’t want to work with him [Affleck] For obvious reasons, since he ruined the Batman franchise, which I made so solid. Oh yes, I did, “says the filmmaker sarcastically, before turning to the camera and reaffirming,” Yes, I did. “
George Clooney portrayed the hooded vigilante in Batman & robin (1997) by director Joel Schumacher: a film that, in short, many consider one of the worst exponents of the superhero genre. Seriously, the actor himself accepts that it is he – and not Ben Affleck in the DCEU – who is responsible for sullying that iconic DC Comics character. Therefore, it is not surprising that it has been overlooked for The Flash.
«They didn’t ask me«, Comments to Variety. «When you destroy a franchise like I did, they usually look the other way when The Flash arrives«.
Clooney was accompanied by his wife, the Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who states that her husband does not even allow her to see Batman & robin. “There are certain films with which I simply say: ‘I want my wife to respect me a little,'” says the Oscar winner.
George Clooney has been its biggest critic for years, having worked on Batman & robin. At the end of 2020, he acknowledged that he cannot even see a minute of the catastrophic film on television.
“It’s so bad that it even hurts to see it,” he said in an interview (via). “I’m changing the channels, when all of a sudden he shows up and I say, ‘Oh no, no, no, no, no.’
In any case, would you have liked to see the famous actor in The Flash? The lightning sprinter’s solo film will hit theaters on November 4, 2022. Directed by Andy Muschietti, with a cast consisting of Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdú and Ron Livingston.
George Clooney’s entry explains why he will not return as Batman in The Flash was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.