Leisure : There are new developments within the ‘Are Batman & Robin homosexual?’ debate
Director Joel Schumacher, identified for helming the 2 Batman movies Batman Eternally and Batman & Robin insists Batman was by no means meant to be homosexual in both movie.
In a brand new interview, through which Schumacher additionally numbers his sexual companions at about 20,000, the Flatliners filmmaker has slammed rumors that as an out-gay man he meant his Batman movies to have some sort of homosexual subtext.
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“If I wasn’t homosexual, they might by no means say these issues,” Schumacher stated in an interview with Vulture. He additionally notes that critics had attacked Batman as a homosexual character as early because the 1950s. “This all began approach earlier than me. Lengthy earlier than I got here alongside, somebody wrote an entire factor about what the true message of fairy tales and kids’s tales are. Snow White was all about having unhealthy stepmothers. And Batman and Robin are two gay males dwelling in a cave, dwelling collectively. There’s at all times been this factor about Batman and Robin being homosexual.”
Schumacher has endured the criticism since he redesigned the Batman and Robin costumes for Batman Eternally, including nipples to their armor.
Regardless of the success of Batman Eternally, which had the most important opening of all time for a film, Batman & Robin proved an unlimited flop, successfully crashing the franchise that started in 1989 with Tim Burton’s Batman. Schumacher has stated on quite a few events that he takes full duty for the standard of the movie, and apologized to followers as nicely.