“It’s A Funny Thing That People Don’t Understand…”

George Clooney reacts to 'nearly killing the Batman franchise': "It's strange that people don't understand..."
George Clooney reacts to ‘nearly killing the Batman franchise’ (Photo Credit-Wikimedia/Instagram/Poster from Batman and Robin)

American actor George Clooney is one of the most popular Hollywood stars and has been honored with many awards. While he has given several critically acclaimed films, he once slipped on a bat-suit to become Batman. However, the film series did not receive the audience reception as expected.

Back in 1997, George Played Val Kilmer to take on the Caped Crusader in the American superhero film Batman & Robin. The film proved to be a critical and commercial failure. It was criticized for its overly fiery tone and lack of seriousness for the style.

Now 25 years later, George Clooney talks about the experience high actors experience when they are offered a franchise like the Batman series. During the last day of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2022, the Hollywood actor opened up about playing the role during a conversation with Anil Kapoor.

Veteran actor Anil Kapoor asked the 61-year-old Hollywood actor, “I read somewhere… I laughed so much… that you almost killed the franchise?” To which the latter replied, “It’s a funny thing that people don’t understand. When you’re building this now and someone offers you a franchise, it’s really exciting. They tell you, you’re Batman and you’re like yay! I’m gonna be Batman. No one really thinks it’s going to be terrible. The whole time I was like ‘This is great’ and then you see.”

George clooney Then in Gravity also talked about working with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. He said, “Alfonso Cuarón is a great director. He has big eyes. Gravity was shot entirely in front of a green screen.”

The 2013 film is still considered one of the best sci-fi/survival thriller films of all time. It starred Sandra Bullock as an astronaut who gets trapped in space after an accident. George had a special appearance in the film.

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