val kilmer batman wb Joel Schumacher: 'Val Kilmer was the best Batman'Through the years there have been numerous men who have donned the black cape and mask and played Batman in film — Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale. But only one can be considered the best. Joel Schumacher believes he knows who it is.

“For me, Val Kilmer was the best Batman,” Schumacher, the director of “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robintells IFC.com. “I thought he looked great in the costume, and I thought he brought a depth to the role. I thought the relationship between Val and Nicole Kidman was very sexy.”

Schumacher admitted fault when it came to the universally-panned “Batman & Robin,” a film that underperformed at the box office and stalled the franchise for eight years.

“It’s not my favorite movie I’ve ever made…I take full responsibility for ‘Batman & Robin’,” he says. He adds, “I broke a rule of mine, which is never to do a sequel of anything.”

Probably a decent philosophy. Also pick movies with decent scripts.

Posted by:David Eckstein