Director Joel Schumacher Dies at the Age of 80

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Well, this is sad news.

Director Joel Schumacher — director of 1995’s BATMAN FOREVER and 1997’s BATMAN & ROBIN — has passed at the age of 80 (via VARIETY).

Here’s what BOF’s good friend, Mr. Michael Uslan, had to say regarding the passing of JS…

He was a true gentleman, a kind-hearted, generous man, and artist. His heart was always in the right place. When he greeted me at the premiere of BATMAN FOREVER, he spontaneously yelled out to the assembled crowd, “There would never have been any Batman movies without this man, Michael Uslan!” My time with him on the set was filled with friendship, and though we had different visions of Batman, we greatly respected each other. Farewell my friend, Joel Schumacher…

Michael Uslan

For the full story and recap of Mr. Schumacher’s life and career, hit the link provided.

Last week, BOF celebrated the 25th anniversary of Mr. Schmacher’s BATMAN FOREVER.  Please make sure to read Pete Verra’s BF retrospective and listen to our BF at 25 podcast.

I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for BATMAN FOREVER, so thank you, Mr. Schumacher! – Bill “Jett’ Ramey