George Clooney has taken on a lot of iconic roles. However, his role as Batman went down as one of his funniest and most criticized roles. While Tim Burton gave the DC superhero a serious and gothic feel with Batman and Batman Returns, he handed the series off to Joel Schumacher in 1995. Some people were not a fan of what he did with the franchise.
Burton worked with Schumacher for 1995’s Batman Forever. However, when Schumacher made Batman & Robin, it defied the previous formula. He took a lot of inspiration from the 60’s comedic television and Dick Sprang’s comic books.
Clooney’s Batman might have been more comical than taken seriously, but his iconic nipple-wielding Batman suit became very memorable. 25 years later, the suit is up for auction, and the opening bid is a whopping $40,000.
Variety revealed Heritage’s Hollywood & Entertainment Signature Auction is taking place from July 22nd to 23rd. Joe Maddalena, the auction’s vice president, said that Clooney’s Batman suit is “easily the most famous – and infamous – Batman costume ever designed.”
The auction is also putting up Jack Nicholson’s Joker suit from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman for a strong opening bid of $65,000. Jim Carrey’s walking cane for the Riddler is also up for grabs, though it’s for the opening bid of $8,000.
Batman and Robin came out in 1997 with Clooney as the Gotham’s Dark Knight. Even with a star-studded cast of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman and Alicia Silverstone, the film was a flop. That doesn’t make memorabilia from the film any less valuable.
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