Joel Schumacher Apologizes Again for ‘Batman and Robin’

“After ‘Batman & Robin,’ I was scum. It was like I had murdered a baby,” says filmmaker

Last Updated: June 13, 2017 @ 2:03 PM

Joel Schumacher feels really bad about abomination that was 1997’s “Batman and Robin.” He’s publicly spoken about before about the film that put an end to the franchise before Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” reboot in 2005, apologizing to fans who felt slighted. In a new interview with Vice, the filmmaker revisits the disaster again, saying, “After ‘Batman & Robin,’ I was scum. It was like I had murdered a baby.”

“Look, I apologize,” added Schumacher. “I want to apologize to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that.”

Just how bad was “Batman and Robin?” Bad enough that star George Clooney went on record in an interview with Total Film and said, “It was a difficult film to be good in.”

“Batman and Robin” was notorious for many cringe-worthy moments like Bat-nipples to Freeze-puns.

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Ben Affleck now plays the caped crusader in the DC Extended Universe of films and is currently doing additional photography on “Justice League” in London with director Joss Whedon at the helm.

The next solo Batman film will be directed by “War For The Planet of The Apes” filmmaker Matt Reeves. Shooting is expected to begin at the end of the month.