George Clooney Says He “Terribly Destroyed the Part” of Batman, Comments on Ben Affleck


Alicia Silverstone, Chris O'Donnell, and George Clooney in "Batman & Robin"

While almost everyone on social media has already chimed in with their opinion regarding the news that Ben Affleck will star in the forthcoming Zack Snyder-directed Batman vs. Superman film in 2015, apparently no one asked George Clooney what he thought.

Finally, when Clooney was questioned regarding Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight, he stated the following:

“I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this – let’s just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing.”

Probably the best advice to take. Also, Clooney shouldn’t be so hard on himself. It’s not his fault that his suit had nipples, or that Chris O’Donnell had to do ninja laundry in 1997′s Batman & Robin:

(via UTF)

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  • Chase

    George also said he “didn’t know they put nipples on the batsuit” before filming started. He had to of read the script though. Nipples were the least of that movies problems. Doesn’t help that the cape was made out of trash bags either. Check out the pic they have linked in the article.

  • Henry_Swansons_my_name

    The ninja laundry scene is from the less shitty Batman Forever, not Batman & Robin & Nipples.

  • paulj

    I thought both he (George Cloony) and Batman and Robin were hugely enjoyable (in a hilarious sense) but then I think Batman (the dark knight character) is a complete twat!

  • don57

    It’s nice of George Clooney to take the bullet for Joel Schumacher’s mistakes. I actually think he could have been a good Batman with a better script and director.