If Warner Bros.’ current plans for “The Batman” don’t pan out, the studio could always turn to former franchise star Val Kilmer.
The 57-year-old actor, who recently drew criticism for his strange series of tweets about “Thor: Ragnarok” actress Cate Blanchett, has gone public with his own pitch for a Batman film.
Responding to a tweet from someone he apparently thought was actor Michael Keaton, Kilmer wrote, “You’re my secret VALentine Batman. I’ve got a pitch- u, me, Clooney and Bale all do bad guy cameos in the next one and afleck [sic] kills us all.”
— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) March 31, 2017
Kilmer of course starred in 1995’s “Batman Forever” after Keaton decided not to reprise the role of the Dark Knight after appearing in the franchise-launching 1989 film “Batman” and the 1992 sequel “Batman Returns.” George Clooney followed in 1997’s “Batman & Robin,” which brought the series to a screeching halt until it was revived in 2005 with “Batman Begins,” starring Christian Bale.
Earlier in the month, Kilmer reasserted his longstanding love for Blanchett. At first, he mostly related anecdotes about their time working together, but the entire experience took a creepy turn when Kilmer shared a picture of the actress captioned, “I mean even if she couldnt act you know what I mean,” which some found disturbing. The actor has since deleted those tweets.
(via E! Online)