The actress got unwanted attention after being cast as Batgirl in 1997's "Batman & Robin."
Joel Schumacher has had a long, storied Hollywood career, but he is well aware that prominent among his legacies will be the nipples he put on George Clooney’s Caped Crusader costume in 1997’s Batman & Robin. Batman & Robin was the fourth film in the original saga, which was launched by Tim Burton in 1989. Burton and star Michael Keaton left the franchise after 1992’s Batman Returns, at which point Warner Bros. wanted to lighten the tone and make the series more family-friendly.
Robin Williams played countless colorful characters over the course of his career, but there was one especially flashy role that evaded him: the Batman villain. The late actor, who died Monday of an apparent suicide, told Empire Magazine in 2010 that he was twice offered jobs as iconic antagonists in the original movie series, first as the Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), and then as the Riddler in Batman Forever (1995), but got “screwed” on both, with those roles ultimately going to Jack Nicholson and Jim Carrey, respectively. After Williams’s Insomnia director Christopher Nolan very successfully rebooted the Dark Knight franchise with Batman Begins (2005), the actor’s name was regularly batted about as one of the series’ possible rogues.