Joel Schumacher

Batman Triumphant: examining the sequel that never happened

Rob Leane Feature
Mar 21, 2016

Joel Schumacher was attached to make Batman Triumphant after Batman & Robin. What went wrong? And what would the movie have been like?

Batman & Robin: 25 things we learned from its making-of book

Simon Brew Feature
Feb 25, 2016

Gorilla suits in Batman & Robin were made from old Santa wigs. And that cape swoosh? It was some old tarp...

Batman Forever: the case for and against

Rob Leane Simon Brew Feature
Nov 9, 2015

Batman Forever: an overlooked Batman movie, or the worst of the lot? Two of our writers go head to head...

Batman, identity, and what happened to the Caped Crusader?

Dan Cooper Feature
Jan 20, 2016

The modern Batman is dark, brooding and brutal. But what happened to the Caped Crusader of old?

Looking back at The Phantom

Matt Edwards Feature
Aug 13, 2015

Sergio Leone and Joe Dante at one stage were linked with The Phantom. We look back at Billy Zane's moment in the superhero spotlight.

Why Batman Forever's Batsuit had nipples

Simon Brew Feature
Jul 18, 2015

Apparently, Batman creator Bob Kane walked around the Batman Forever set going "whoever heard of nipples on the Batsuit?"....

George Clooney on Batman & Robin

Simon Brew News
May 26, 2015

As he apologies for Batman & Robin again, George Clooney's been chatting about being directed by Joel Schumacher in a Batman film...

Jim Carrey on Batman Forever: Tommy Lee Jones hated me

Batman Forever
Simon Brew News
Oct 29, 2014

Jim Carrey lifts the lid on working with Tommy Lee Jones on Batman Forever...

Joel Schumacher on Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, nipples

Batman & Robin. Amazing on many levels. None of them real.
Simon Brew News
Oct 13, 2014

The director of Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, Joel Schumacher, has been talking about his turn as Batman's director...

Batman movies in the 80s and 90s: the hero we deserved?

Rob Leane Feature
Feb 26, 2014

How do capes, cowls and cultural context intertwine in some of history’s more troublesome Batman movies?

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