VAL KILMER: Comes Clean About Why He Quit The “Batman” Franchise


Val Kilmer has opened up about why his time in “Batman” wasn’t in fact “Forever.” In a rare interview for “The New York Times Magazine,” the actor says he walked away from the superhero franchise because he felt like fans were more concerned with Batman’s flashy lifestyle rather than his acting.

Case in point? Warren Buffett and his grandkids visited the set of the 1995 film… but they were more interested in checking out the Batmobile than meeting Batman himself. “That’s why it’s so easy to have five or six Batmans,” Kilmer says. “It’s not about Batman. There is no Batman.”

But that’s not the only reason he quit the role after “Batman Forever.” At the time, he had signed a contract to star in 1997’s “The Saint”... which would have gotten in the way of making another Batman movie. And those rumors that he’s difficult to work with? Kilmer brushes them off, calling them “madness.”

Source:The New York Times Magazine

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