Micheal Keaton decided to walk away from the world of Batman after two successful movies when director Tim Burton left the franchise. Joel Schumacher would direct Batman Forever instead, and on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast, Keaton revealed exactly when he knew that the movie would suck.
“It sucked,” Keaton said of the script he was shown. “I knew it was in trouble when he [Schumacher] said, ‘Why does everything have to be so dark?'”
Schumacher definitely brightened things up a bit. Tim Burton’s dark and gloomy Gotham City was replaced with bright, neon lights. And there were nipples on the Batsuit too. Can’t forget those!
Maybe it’s because I grew up with these movies, but I don’t think that Batman Forever “sucked”. I can even watch Batman & Robin and get enjoyment out of it!
How do you feel about Schumacher’s Batman movies? Let me know in the comments below.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter