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‘I’m the best Batman, Ben Affleck was the best available’: George Clooney Claims He’s Better Than Batfleck, Fully Forgetting He Starred in ‘Batman & Robin’

George Clooney Claims He's Better Than Batfleck

After Ben Affleck’s Batman received so much success and love, George Clooney states that his version of Batman is the best. The role of Bruce Wayne has been passed on from many actors and movie series; from Michael Keaton to Christian Bale and Robert Pattinson along with Ben Affleck and George Clooney, the Dark Knight has had many faces and with it, many fans.

Batman: Caped Crusader animated series
Batman: Caped Crusader animated series

In a press conference with Mindy Kaling and Don Cheadle to open a new school aiming to sprout more potential filmmakers in LA, George Clooney said that his version of Batman was far better than any other one.

George Clooney throws subtle shade at Ben Affleck

While joking about how people only see him as the best Batman ever, the audience gave a hearty laugh along with a response by Don Cheadle about how George Clooney is just the best Batman available. To which he replied;

 ‘I mean, Ben Affleck, really? No, he’s got nothing on me.’

This created an even bigger echoing chuckle from within the audience as he reminisced about his role as Bruce Wayne in Batman and Robin, which was universally trolled for its infamous ‘Bat-Nipples’.

George Clooney Batman
George Clooney in Batman and Robin

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Batman through the century

After the iconic portrayal of the Dark Knight by Adam West back in 1966, The Caped Crusader was played by Michael Keaton in 1989 in and 1992 in Batman and Batman Returns respectively. After that, the role was passed onto Val Kilmer in 1995 with Batman Forever as Keaton refused to return as Batman. The character was then given to the hands of George Clooney in 1997 with Batman and Robin. 

Batman Live Action Actors
Batman Live Action Actors

Soon after a new era for Batman began when Christian Bale wore the cowl for his Dark Knight trilogy, making fans appreciate the character in a much bigger sense than before. Ben Affleck then swooped in with the three movies that verbalized the Batman fans to a more comic-book accurate version in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, sans the controversial killing part. Now, the character has been re-invented with Robert Pattinson, going back to the investigative roots of the world’s greatest detective.

Robert Pattinson as Batman
Robert Pattinson as The Caped Crusader

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George Clooney’s Batman was an utter disappointment

With only 12% on Rotten Tomatoes and a rating of 3.7/10 on IMDb, Batman and Robin, starring George Clooney as the title character, with Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy and Chris O’Donnell as Dick Grayson, the movie was universally disliked.

Batman and Robin
Batman and Robin

Despite being universally panned, George Clooney has taken the criticism like a true champ. While the actor has often stated that taking up the role is one of his greatest disappointments, it was still a unique and fun take on the Dark Knight that will forever stay in our memories.

See Also: DC Confirms Ben Affleck’s Batman Funds Ezra Miller’s Flash in the DCEU

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Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.