Riddler star Jim Carrey has paid to tribute to Batman Forever director Joel Schumacher who passed away on Monday morning.
Joel Schumacher took over the DC franchise from director Tim Burton, who previously helmed Batman and its gritty sequel Batman Returns. Schumacher instilled the DC series with humor and levity, all the while pushing the boundaries of the character. His first foray into the Bat universe was with Batman Forever, a film that introduced Val Kilmer into the titular role. Schumacher also brought the ever popular Jim Carrey into the shoes of The Riddler. After the director’s passing made headlines on Monday afternoon, Carrey took to Twitter to mourn his Batman Forever helmer.
Joel Schumacher has passed away. He saw deeper things in me than most and he lived a wonderfully creative and heroic life. I am grateful to have had him as a friend. pic.twitter.com/7kOeJ96rL8
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 22, 2020
In his tweet, Jim Carrey fondly remembers how the director inspired him and saw things in his when others didn’t. While the project was well received in 1995, at the height of Carrey’s career, the Canadian comedian didn’t return as The Riddler for the DC film’s maligned sequel Batman and Robin. Carrey and Joel Schumacher eventually reunited together for the 2007 thriller The Number 23 which was poorly received at the time of its release but has gathered a cult following in recent years. Carrey most recently starred as Dr. Robotnik in Sonic The Hedgehog.
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The next film focusing on the Dark Knight is titled The Batman. Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, the DC film stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
The Batman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on October 1, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news regarding Jim Carrey, The Riddler, DC and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content.