Batman has come a long way on screen from its moderately humble Adam West roots. However, DC Comics’ cherished crime-fighter is in a slightly odd spot at this moment after the arrival of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, with Ben Affleck set to repeat his part in Justice League and presumably a solo Batman film thereafter.
Nevertheless, the future after that is less sure. Along these lines, what should Warner Bros. do if they have to fill those shoes time and again? All things considered, they could simply call Val Kilmer once more, since he would be absolutely available.
The 57-year-old actor recently went in for a Reddit AMA. At a certain point, he was quizzed about the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne, which he played in 1995’s Batman Forever. In particular, he was asked whether he would repeat the part once again, if he was given the opportunity. His reaction was extremely straightforward and conclusive. He said; “Love to.”
Val Kilmer had a really difficult task when he assumed control over the role of the Caped Crusader in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever. In addition to the fact that he was replacing Michael Keaton, director Tim Burton was venturing aside to clear a path for a very different take on the material. Also, he needed to attempt and match both Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey at the peak of their powers as two exceptionally magnetic, assuming senseless, villains. It was an unenviable errand that he couldn’t generally fulfill. Here is what the critic Brian Lowry said in his audit of Batman Forever;
“As for Kilmer, he gamely steps into the dual Batman/Wayne role but can’t get much traction, finding, as Michael Keaton had, that beyond a stern jaw there’s not much to be done with it, since the suit does most of the work.”
In spite of being a film industry achievement, netting in $336.5 million around the world, the film didn’t go down well with fans and critics. Batman Forever as of now holds a crummy 40% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics. That made the path ready for Batman and Robin, which had George Clooney as Batman. This is effortlessly viewed as the most awful motion picture ever. The individuals who genuinely abhor Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice would do well to return to that motion picture. Along these lines, even though Val Kilmer wasn’t the best Batman, he wasn’t the worst either.
The chances of Val Kilmer finding the opportunity to play the Dark Knight again are thin. Nevertheless, nothing is unthinkable. There are a lot of animated DC Comics films and there is nothing that says he couldn’t voice the character in an animated Batman motion picture. In addition to this, Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed enthusiasm for playing a comic book film baddie once more. Perhaps the two could pair up? Well, presumably not. That’s because Warner Bros. is focused on the DCEU now and, let’s be realistic, no one truly needs to see an approximately 60 Val Kilmer playing Batman once more.