From one Batman to another, “Don’t do it“. That was George Clooney’s advise to Ben Affleck.

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Affleck’s career as the DC superhero spanned 3 movies – “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Suicide Squad”, and “Justice League”. Throughout the entire process, it seemed like the actor was less happy than the last.

Source: Warner Bros

During a recent interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, Clooney was asked if he imparted any words of wisdom to Affleck when they collaborated together in the Clooney-produced “Argo”, which Affleck starred in and directed. The drama went on to claim the Best Picture during 2012’s Oscars.

I actually did talk to him about it. Yeah, I said ‘Don’t do it.’ It was only from my experience… He did great, though,” Clooney recalled. The 58-year-old actor previously played the Caped Crusader in 1997’s “Batman & Robin”. It was considered a low point for the actor when the movie flopped.

George Clooney
Source: Warner Bros

That experience taught Clooney an important lesson about how the movie industry works. “(Arnold) Schwarzenegger was paid, I think he was paid US$25 million for that, which was like 20 times more than I was paid for it, and, you know, we never even worked together! We worked together for one day. But I took all the heat,” he explained.

Now, fair deal—I was playing Batman and I wasn’t good in it, and it wasn’t a good film, but what I learned from that failure was that I had to rethink how I was working because now I wasn’t just an actor getting a role, I was being held responsible for the film itself,” the A-lister added.

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Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Affleck was leaving DCEU as Batman. “The Batman” solo movie, which is set for release in June 2021, has yet to find a new Bruce Wayne.

Source: THR.

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