Will George Clooney ever stop apologising for Batman and Robin? He’s done so again, as he chats about the upcoming Flash movie.

Well, almost a year has passed since the last time George Clooney made a few self-deprecating comments about his infamous turn in the Batsuit, so it must be time for his annual mea culpa. Like clockwork, the actor has popped up to decry his involvement in 1997’s ill-fated Batman And Robin, once again claiming that he almost killed the franchise.

When asked why he hadn’t been asked to return for the Batman love-in that’s currently going on during the production of the new Flash movie, (where both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck have returned to reprise their role as the Caped Crusader), Clooney explained his absence as such: “They didn’t ask me. When you destroy a franchise the way I did, usually they look the other way when The Flash comes by.”

This time, even Clooney’s wife, Amal, got in on the act too, stating “he won’t let me watch it.”

Clooney wasn’t done there either, claiming that a viewing of the film could irreparably damage his relationship with his family. “There are certain films I just go ‘I want my wife to have some respect for me.'”

And as for his children watching the film one day? “It’s bad when your four-year-old kid goes ‘this sucks’. That could be painful,” added the actor.

Oh dear.

Only a year ago, Clooney was still apologising, whilst advising Ben Affleck not to don the Batsuit again. Affleck has recently been saying how much he enjoyed returning to the role, which will hopefully give Clooney pause for thought. After all, if the actor really can’t stomach a return to the role of Batman, how are we ever going to get that cinematic adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader off the ground, featuring Keaton, Affleck, Kilmer and yes, Clooney, all returning to the cape and cowl for the greatest Batman story ever told?

Come on George, time to forgive yourself now…

Variety

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