“Clooney’s Bat-Return: One-Time Flash or Future Flick?”

“Clooney’s Bat-Return: One-Time Flash or Future Flick?”

George Clooney surprised fans this summer by returning to the DC Universe, reprising his role as Bruce Wayne in a cameo for The Flash, 25 years after his infamous stint in Batman & Robin.

In the 1997 film, considered one of the worst superhero movies, Clooney has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with the screenplay and his own performance.

Despite the surprise return, Clooney confirmed at the Los Angeles premiere of his new film, The Boys in the Boat, that his appearance in The Flash was a one-time event.

He humorously remarked, “Somehow there were not a lot of requests for me to reprise my role as Batman, I don’t know why.”

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Warner Bros and The Flash team kept Clooney’s cameo under wraps for nearly six months.

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DC heads James Gunn and Peter Safran approached Clooney through his agent, Bryan Lourd, who showed him a cut of the film.

Clooney, appreciating the cameo’s context, agreed to participate.

James Gunn clarified on Twitter that Clooney is “absolutely not” the new Batman in the DC Universe’s revamp led by Gunn and Safran.

Following his brief return to superhero territory, Clooney has shifted his focus to directing.

His upcoming film, The Boys in the Boat, narrates the inspiring true story of the 1936 University of Washington rowing team competing for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin, hitting theaters on December 25.