George Clooney Reveals He Told Ben Affleck Not To Play Batman

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George Clooney, who played Batman in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, which wasn’t very good, has now revealed that he tried to convince Ben Affleck not to play Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He revealed this during a recent interview on the Howard Stern show (via Deadline).

Clooney’s been pretty vocal recently about his time playing Batman. He often talks about how bad a movie Batman & Robin was. He’s not wrong there. But, he’s now revealed that he’s also tried to stop other actors from playing the role after him.

One of those actors, according to Clooney himself, was Ben Affleck. George Clooney recently spoke about this during his interview on The Howard Stern show, and it might shock a few Batman fans to hear him say this.

George Clooney tried to stop Ben Affleck from playing Batman

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Read more: Batman & Robin Is A Terrible Film According To George Clooney

Here’s what George Clooney had to say about trying to stop Ben Affleck from playing Batman in Batman v Superman:

I’ve sort of had both rounds….I’ve been a big flop. I’ve bombed in things, and I’ve had big successes. That doesn’t mean they listen. Ben didn’t listen to me, and ended up doing a great job, and I was wrong. But I can only impart my wisdom from my experience. I just said, ‘Don’t have nipples on the suit.’

Clooney also opened up about how bad Batman & Robin was and also revealed that it hurts him to watch that film, which I think is pretty extreme. Here’s what he said:

It’s so bad that it actually hurts to watch. It physically hurts. You’ll be flipping the channels and it’ll just pop up and I’m like ‘Oh no, no, no.’

What do you make of this news? Do you think George Clooney was right to try and stop Ben Affleck from playing Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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