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Colin Farrell Defends The Late Joel Schumacher’s Batman Films, And Their Reception: ‘That Hurt Him’

Next month, fans will be able to see a reimagining of Gotham from the mind of Matt Reeves, the director behind Cloverfield and two of the best Planet of the Apes films. And while we think Robert Pattinson holds his own as the latest incarnation of Bruce Wayne and his costume alter ego in the upcoming The Batman, it’s the villains in the drama who you will be talking about in the weeks and months after your screening. Colin Farrell, in particular, turns heads as Oswald Cobblepot, a crime boss better known as The Penguin. And Farrell, the actor, was in close proximity with the Batman legacy long before he stepped into his role.
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Michael Keaton Turned Down ‘Batman Forever’ After Creative Clash with Joel Schumacher

It’s widely known the campy, flamboyant direction filmmaker Joel Schumacher took the Batman franchise with 1995’s “Batman Forever,” which co-stars Jim Carrey in a green onesie as a manic Riddler. The prior two films, “Batman” and “Batman Returns,” from director Tim Burton, portrayed a Gotham steeped in a noir sensibility, with Michael Keaton plumbing the depths of Bruce Wayne’s tortured past to locate it within his present. As revealed on the Backstage podcast (via The Playlist), Keaton ultimately walked away from the role on “Batman Forever” that went to Val Kilmer because he and Schumacher disagreed about where the character was...
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Michael Keaton Recalls Bailing On ‘Batman Forever’ When Joel Schumacher Asked, “Why Does It Have To Be So Dark?”

Every actor who has put on the cowl and cape as Batman over the years approaches the character in a different way. In the case of Michael Keaton, he doesn’t have the physical stature of a superhero in the same way Ben Affleck or Christian Bale does, so his version of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in “Batman” and “Batman Returns,” seemed to focus on the dark psychological elements of the character. So, when you hear Keaton explain the reasons for leaving the franchise when filmmaker Joel Schumacher replaced Tim Burton, it definitely makes sense.
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Michael Keaton Clashed with Joel Schumacher Over Batman’s Darkness

The influence of Michael Keaton’s starring role in director Tim Burton’s 1989 big screen bonanza, Batman, remains powerful. It was not only a prime example of an unconventional casting choice that proved pontificators wrong, but was a bellwether moment for movies that—for better or worse—planted the seeds from which the modern, industry-dominating comic book genre sprouted. However, he famously called it quits after 1992 sequel Batman Returns over the direction of incoming threequel helmer Joel Schumacher. Now, as a Batman role reprisal glistens on the horizon for this year’s The Flash, Keaton describes the extent of the disagreements with Schumacher that nixed his return.
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Remembering The Mighty Joel Schumacher

The mighty Joel Schumacher was born on the 29 August 1939 – the same year that Batman made his first appearance. As one of the all-time great directors, he helmed a wonderful selection of films that included everything from The Incredible Shrinking Woman to Batman. A former costume designer turned writer with The Wiz and Car Wash, Schumacher segued into directing with the aforementioned Lily Tomlin starrer. The openly gay Schumacher hit the big-time with the astute Brat Pack feature St Elmo’s Fire. The 1985 film helped launch the careers of Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy and Emilio Estevez – and helping to launch careers was something that Schumacher would continue to do throughout his career.
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Fans Rallying to Release Joel Schumacher's Extended Cut of Batman Forever Next Week on Twitter

On Wednesday, June 16, fans lobbying for a release of Joel Schumacher's early cut of Batman Forever will hold a trending event on Twitter, hoping to get the attention of Warner Bros. and HBO Max. The event has attracted some attention, including a like from Zack Snyder on Vero, back when it was first announced. It is, of course, the success of the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign which is encouraging fans to try to right the wrongs of superhero movies past with social media protests of their own. Two of them -- David Ayer's Suicide Squad and the Schumacher Cut of Batman Forever -- seem to have floated to the top of the heap.
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Is the Joel Schumacher in Netflix’s Halston THAT Joel Schumacher?

Netflix’s five-episode Halston limited series details the rise and fall of the iconic, mononymous American fashion designer known for Ultrasuede, frequent appearances at Studio 54, and friendships with Liza Manelli, Liz Taylor, and more celebrities. But did you know that he was also friends with late film director Joel Schumacher of St. Elmo’s Fire and Phone Booth fame?
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Joel Schumacher, Who Worked for Halston, Went On to Direct Batman Sequels

The decades-spanning series Halston charts the rise and fall of the titular designer who elevated the cachet of American fashion in the ’70s. Due to his knack for spotting up-and-coming talent, Halston is not the only bold-faced name portrayed in the Netflix show. Among his entourage—which included his bestie, Liza...
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Is the Joel Schumacher in Netflix’s Halston THAT Joel Schumacher?

Netflix’s five-episode Halston limited series details the rise and fall of the iconic, mononymous American fashion designer known for Ultrasuede, frequent appearances at Studio 54, and friendships with Liza Manelli, Liz Taylor, and more celebrities. But did you know that he was also friends with late film director Joel Schumacher of St. Elmo’s Fire and Phone Booth fame?
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Halston's Joel Schumacher - what really happened

You'd be forgiven for feeling somewhat confused during the second episode of Halston. The Netflix series, which charts the tumultuous life and career of the eponymous US fashion designer, was a man down. Joel Schumacher is Halston's "junior partner" in the drama and is presented as the brain behind his...
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