George Clooney jokingly claims Ben Affleck “screwed up” Batman

It seems if George Clooney has his way, no one in his family will ever see Batman & Robin.

George Clooney is the first person in the world to make sure you understand he knows Batman & Robin was not a great movie. If someone brings it up to him he doesn’t hide from it, he instead takes the chance to poke fun at it immediately.

While attending the red carpet premiere of The Tender Bar, the topic came up of why he hadn’t worked with Affleck since the Academy Award-winning Argo. “Well, I didn’t want to work with him. Obviously, for the obvious reasons. Because he screwed up the Batman franchise I had made so solid,” joked Clooney. “Oh yeah. Yeah, I did. Yes, I did,” he deadpanned.

Malkin went on to ask if that meant he wasn’t asked to be in The Flash which will feature both Michael Keaton and Affleck as their respective Batmans. “The truth is I didn’t want to do it,” Clooney shared followed by a raised eyebrow. “No, they didn’t ask me. You know, when you destroy a franchise the way I did, they look the other way when the Flash comes by.”

Amal Clooney later shared that she has not seen Batman & Robin. “He won’t let me watch it,” she said. Clooney responded, “There are certain films I just go, ‘I want my wife to have some respect for me.’” Amal did share their twins may want to watch it which did not seem to thrill Clooney. “It’s bad when your four-year-old kid goes, ‘This sucks.’ That could be painful,” said Clooney.

The Flash is set to hit theaters on Nov. 4, 2022.

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