George Clooney is here again talking about his role as “Batman”.
This time, the 60-year-old filmmaker was at the DGA Theater in New York City after a screening of his upcoming directorial film, “The Tender Bar”, starring Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan (“Ready Player One”), Lily Rabe (“American Horror Story”) and Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future”).
And, again, a reporter present just had to ask Clooney for a warm take on playing the 1997 Caped Crusader in “Batman & Robin”—and whether he’d do it all over again.
“I made one superhero movie and I screwed it up so much that they won’t let me go near the set,” said the Oscar-winning actor.
Coyly added, “I don’t want to get into all the bat nipples,” referring to his interview with Howard Stern last year, in which he advised costume designers for upcoming DC Comics’ “The Flash” to tweak the new batsuit.
He also said at the time that it “physically hurt him” to watch Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin” again.
The actor then turned away from superhero movies to discuss his strengths as a filmmaker. “My job, where my bread is buttered, is the kind of movies I grew up with in the ’60s and ’70s, which is sort of prime time for American filmmaking, which were all story-based,” explains Clooney. from.
Let’s hope his wife Amal Almuddin Clooney is a fan of his period work – as she won’t see his turn as Batman anytime soon. Just last week at a new press conference for his new work, Amal revealed that her husband “will not let me watch the movie,” she said.
“I want my wife to have some respect for me,” George said.
His new movie “The Tender Bar” will premiere nationwide on December 22 and on Amazon Prime Video on January 7.