Val Kilmer became a great Hollywood star thanks to his participation in titles like ‘Top Gun’, ‘Willow’ or ‘The Doors’, which undoubtedly helped him to be chosen to replace Michael Keaton in ‘Batman Forever’ . However, he only gave life to the bat man in a movie and now the actor has wanted to clarify what happened.
A while ago, director Joel Schumacher said that the actor wanted to participate in ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and left them stranded at the last moment, but Kilmer has taken advantage of a profile of him published in The New York Times to point out the moment. Exactly in which he knew that it was not worth returning to give life to Batman.
The moment in question took place one day after the filming of ‘Batman Forever’ who had already finished his work and was about to take off his suit when some visitors arrived who turned out to be billionaire Warren Buffett accompanied by his grandchildren. Therefore, he left his suit on, but none of the kids wanted to talk to him, only put on the mask and get on the Batmobile, which made him think the following:
“That’s why it’s so easy to have five or six Batmans. It’s not about Batman. There is no Batman.”
Kilmer then went on to think that the character was someone anonymous, so it mattered little that he played it. On the one hand, it sounds like a curious reflection on the character that does not have an important part of reason, but on the other it sounds like a somewhat egotistical decision, since if he could not show off, everything happened to be the same.
Kilmer was eventually replaced by George Clooney in ‘Batman and Robin’. In his case, he also played it only in a movie, but it was the horrible reception that the tape had that motivated the bat man to need a reboot that ended up falling into the hands of Christopher Nolan …