George Clooney Admits He Was a Really Terrible Batman

Gabrielle Chung / September 26, 2013

Well, that only took 16 years.

Possibly the worst Batman of all time, George Clooney, has finally seen the light, admitting to Empire that he did ruin it for everyone when he took on the Caped Crusader in 1997’s much-derided Batman & Robin.

When the movie magazine asked what advice he would give Ben Affleck, who will star as the DC Comic superhero in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, the Oscar winner said:

I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part.

Seriously, who thought putting nipples on the Batsuit was a good idea?

The actor added, “I tend to look at it like this — let’s just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing.”

That is, if Affleck can handle the disgruntled fans.

The Argo actor recently admitted on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that he wasn’t ready for the Batfleck backlash.

“[Warner Bros.] said, ‘Just don’t use the Internet for a couple days,’ and I said, ‘I handle sh*t. I’m very tough,'” he said. “So I saw the announcement, I look on this thing, I look down at the first comment — it’s like, ‘Ben Affleck is going to be Batman,’ — the first one just goes ‘Nooooooo!’

“So we’re going to be luddites for a while, kids!”