LOS ANGELES | Joel Schumacher, the director of both “Batman” and “lost Generation,” died of cancer at the age of 80 years, said Monday officials of the communication to the AFP.
The one who had begun his career as a costume designer, before becoming a big name in Hollywood, is “peacefully” died in New York, “after a struggle of a year against cancer,” they stated in a press release.
Joel Schumacher is in particular known for “Batman Forever” (1995) and “Batman and Robin” (1997), films that had cleaved.
For this lucrative franchise, he had taken the suite of Tim Burton, and his first ” Batman “, with Val Kilmer, had had success at the box office.
But the two films have been criticized at the time by many critics and admirers, who had, among others, took shade of nipples added to the costume of Batman.
In an interview in 2017, Schumacher told Vice that he wanted to “apologize to all the fans disappointed by” Batman and Robin “, adding that he had had the impression of having ” killed a baby “.
The franchise was then re-invigorated by Christopher Nolan in 2005 with ” Batman Begins “.
Schumacher had started as a costume designer in the 1970s, on films such as “Woody and the robots” (1973).
“St Elmo’s Fire” (1985) was the first success of Schumacher as a director.
Have followed the “lost Generation” (1987) and “Experience the forbidden” (1990), before he launches into “Batman” for Warner Bros.
Schumacher has to its credit of having helped to launch careers, such as those of Matthew McConaughey and Colin Farrell.