An Oral History of Batman & Robin (1997)


Heat Vision has an oral history of Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin (1997). “Director Joel Schumacher was fresh off a surprise hit with 1995’s Batman Forever, and most of his team was returning. Though Schumacher lost star Val Kilmer as Batman, George Clooney, the promising star of TV’s ER, quickly stepped in to don the cape and cowl. Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the world’s top box-office draws, came aboard as the villainous Mr. Freeze. And talents like Batman Forever‘s Chris O’Donnell (Robin), Clueless breakout Alicia Silverstone (Batgirl) and Oscar nominee Uma Thurman (Poison Ivy) rounded out a star-packed cast.

What could go wrong?

To find out what did go wrong, Heat Vision caught up with Schumacher and eight other people who labored over the film.”


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