Despite portraying the Caped Crusader in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever, Val Kilmer has come to the realization that it doesn’t matter who plays the character, as most people just want to visualize themselves as Batman.
Speaking with The New York Times, Kilmer described a time in which he wore the Batsuit for Warren Buffett’s grandchildren. However, the children only cared about trying on the Bat cowl and riding in the Batmobile as opposed to caring about the man in the suit. “That’s why it’s so easy to have five or six Batmans,” Kilmer said. “It’s not about Batman. There is no Batman.”
1995’s Batman Forever featured Kilmer’s Bruce Wayne forced to confront two of the biggest foes from the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery, Two-Face and The Riddler. Notably, the film also featured the origin of Dick Grayson and his evolution into Robin.
Batman will soon grace the big screen once more, this time played by Robert Pattinson.
Directed and co-written by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Jayme Lawson and Peter Sarsgaard. The film arrives in theaters Oct. 1, 2021.
Batman Forever star Val Kilmer shared his opinion on why the person inside the famed Batsuit doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things.