George Clooney’s Batman suit up for auction

George Clooney was revolted by this costume and the whole film

Jul 9, 2022 - 10:29
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George Clooney’s Batman suit up for auction

The Batman costume worn by George Clooney in the movie "Batman and Robin" from 1997 could be the funniest costume in the history of the superhero movie thanks to the emphasized plastic nipples, writes the world magazine "Variety". This costume will be auctioned on July 22nd and 23rd with a starting price of $40,000.

Along with the costume, the buyer will receive a hoodie with the hero's signature, a life-size superhero cape, a tunic with the recognizable Batman icon, and tights as well as gloves and knee-high boots worn by this superhero.

George Clooney was revolted by this costume and the whole film, so he once said: “It was difficult to be good in the film. In hindsight, it's easy to look back on this and say ‘Wow, that was a real s*** and I was really bad at it,’” Clooney said. The costume designer of the films "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin" Jose Fernandez told how it was decided to have rubber nipples on Batman's costume.

With Val Kilmer's suit in "Batman Forever," the nipples were one of those things I added. It wasn't a fetish for me, more like a part on Roman armor - like a Centurion. In the comics, the characters always looked naked with spray paint - it was all about the anatomy, and I like to push the anatomy.

I don't know exactly where my head was then, but that's what I remember. And so, I added nipples. I had no idea that eventually there would be buzz about this” - said Fernandez in an interview with "Mel Magazine". Asked why he thinks nipples were so mocked in "Batman and Robin" but not in "Batman Forever," he said: "Well, in the first one, they were just a little bit of clay. It was subtle...”

“But in "Batman and Robin," Joel Schumacher loved nipples, so he said: ‘Let's show them.’ Schumacher wanted them to sharpen up. They were also rounded, both on the outside and on the inside - all of which were hallmarks of the Batman suit” - the costume designer said. “I didn't want to do it, but the boss wanted to, so we sharpened them (nipples), rounded them and everything became funny” - said Fernandez.

The walking stick worn by Jim Carrey in "Batman Forever" with a starting price of $8,000 and Jack Nicholson's iconic purple suit will also be up for auction, at a starting price of $65,000.

Post by: Rinna James