It appears that Joel Schumacher had hopes to do more within the world of Batman after directing Batman Forever and it involved Arkham Asylum. Today marks as the 20th anniversary of the release of Batman & Robin and to honor that, Schumacher spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and reflected about his time with the Batman franchise.
During the interview, the director revealed that that he actually wanted to do an Arkham Asylum story and he had already tried to set it up. At the very end of Batman Forever, we see Nicole Kidman’s character Chase Meridian visit the famous asylum for the criminally insane where she shared one final scene with Jim Carrey’s Riddler.
Schumacher expressed that he would have loved to do a whole film centered on the inmates of Arkham Asylum. While Schumacher didn’t reveal what characters he would have brought together, it was definitely something he would have enjoyed to explore.
“I always wanted to do a whole Arkham movie, and did a scene at the end of Batman Forever when Jim is in a straightjacket and Nicole [Kidman] comes to see him. And it was just a nod to back to Arkham asylum which I love, and I thought it would be fun to put the other villains up there.”
Would you have wanted to see an Arkham Asylum movie from Schumacher? Do you hope the DC Extended Universe one day does an Arkham Asylum related film? Sound off in the comments below.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
5 Best Batman Moments Of The DCEU So Far
The DC Extended Universe is starting to slowly become a fully realized universe with several major heroes already being introduced. One of them being the Dark Knight himself: Batman. Ben Affleck portrayed a dark and tortured version of Bruce Wayne in 2016’s Batman V. Superman and in Suicide Squad. His take on the character set the tone of the universe and provided some excellent moments that stood apart from the actors who have portrayed Batman in the past. The DCEU has offered him some great moments and while I got a chance to look at Superman’s best moments so far, it is now time to look at the iconic Detective.
Here are the 5 greatest Batman moments of the DCEU so far.
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