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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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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