Batman Director Joel Schumacher Dead at 80

Joel Schumacher has handed away. 

On Monday, a rep for the writer-director, who famously directed several films in the Batman cinematic franchise, confirmed that he had at the age of 80. 

“Filmmaker Joel Schumacher, director of these types of films as St. Elmo’s FireplaceA Time To Kill, The Customer and Tigerland, passed away quietly from cancer in NYC this early morning after a yr-prolonged fight,” his rep mentioned in a assertion to E! News. “He will be fondly remembered by his close friends and collaborators.” 

Adhering to in Tim Burton‘s footsteps, Schumacher helmed 1995’s Batman Eternally and 1997’s Batman & Robin, which observed Val Kilmer and George Clooney as the renowned DC comedian book hero, respectively. His other well-known movies consist of The Lost Boys (1987), Flatliners (1990), Dying Youthful (1991), Slipping Down (1993) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).

Prior to directing, Schumacher labored as a costume designer on Woody Allen‘s Sleeper (1973) and Paul Mazursky‘s Blume in Love (1973) and received recognition by writing the screenplays for Sparkle (1976), Vehicle Clean (1976) and The Wiz (1978). It was not right up until 1981’s The Remarkable Shrinking Girl that he produced his film directorial debut.

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