‘Not enough drugs in the world’: George Clooney firmly declines returning as Batman, regardless of The Flash cameo

    George Clooney emphatically declares his reluctance to reprise the role of Batman, dismissing any possibility even after a cameo in The Flash.

    George Clooney (Source: THR)

    George Clooney (Source: THR)

    Although George Clooney made a surprise appearance as Bruce Wayne in the concluding scenes of "The Flash," it doesn't indicate any renewed interest in reprising the role of Batman. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight to discuss his latest directorial project, The Boys in the Boat, Clooney made it clear that the likelihood of him donning the Batman cape again is extremely slim, if not nonexistent.

    Clooney's Candid Confession

    The Flash (Source: IMDB)

    "I genuinely believe there aren't sufficient drugs globally to lure me back," Clooney asserted candidly. When questioned about his decision to reprise Bruce Wayne in "The Flash," he humorously remarked, "I thought there was this overwhelming demand for me to return as Batman, you know? Such a clamor," Clooney sarcastically quipped. "I even asked, 'Where are my rubber nipples?' And they were like, 'Can we do it without the rubber nipples?' I responded, 'Well, then it's not really my Batman, is it?'"

    Clooney took on the role of the iconic superhero in the notorious 1997 sequel "Batman & Robin," a film he has consistently teased over the years. In a memorable interview, the actor candidly admitted, "It was a challenging film to excel in. With hindsight, it's easy to reflect on it and say, 'Wow, that was really not great, and I was really not good in it.'"

    George Clooney (Source: Men's Journal)

    Clooney's Humorous Take

    During a 2021 interview, Clooney playfully quipped that "Batman & Robin" was so atrocious that it effectively "destroyed" the superhero franchise. He went on to mention that he adamantly prevented his wife from watching the film, deeming it so terrible that he wanted to maintain her respect, stating, "There are certain films I just go, 'I want my wife to have some respect for me.'"

    From openly mocking the film's quality to jokingly attributing its impact on the superhero franchise, Clooney's wit and self-awareness shine through. He navigates the delicate balance between acknowledging past missteps and maintaining personal and professional integrity.