🎥 🎥 🎥 JOEL SCHUMACHER DIED 🎥 🎥 🎥 Joel Schumacher died from cancer on June 22, 2020, in New York City; he was 80 years old.Schumacher replaced Tim Burton as the director of the Batman film franchise when he directed Batman Forever in 1995. Val Kilmer replaced Michael Keaton in the title role. Despite a mixed critical reception, the film scored the highest-grossing opening weekend of 1995. It finished as the second-highest-grossing film of the year in North America, and sixth-highest worldwide.
After this success, Warner Bros. hired Schumacher to direct a sequel, Batman & Robin, which was released in 1997. The film did not perform as well at the box office as its predecessors.Warner Bros. subsequently put the Batman film series on hiatus for several years, canceling Schumacher's next planned Batman movie, Batman Unchained. On the DVD commentary, Schumacher admitted that his movie disappointed fans of darker Batman adaptations, saying that the film was made intentionally marketable (or "toyetic") and kid-friendly. He claimed to have been under heavy pressure from the studio to do so; however, he admitted full responsibility and, at one point, apologized to any fans who were disappointed. Schumacher was a devoted Batman fan himself, and said he would have preferred to work on an adaptation of the comic Batman: Year One.
Here is an interview that I find very interesting, Schumacher speaks about the style of the movie and makes some clear statements about what would happen if he would fail with a Batman movie.I understand his view of Batman of that time and the two movies are my favorite Batman movies.
Always be yourself in life, unless you can be Batman. Then be BATMAN !