'Batman Forever' Director JOEL SCHUMACHER Dies At 80

Brianne Constantino

Posted at June 23, 2020

Sad news, Batfans. Director Joel Schumacher has passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 80.

Joel is best known for his work in The Lost Boys, Flatliners and The Phantom of the Opera. He was also the successor to Tim Burton's Batman film franchise in the 90s, working on Batman Forever and Batman & Robin.


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"Kiss From A Rose" hitmaker Seal shared a touching tribute to Joel via Instagram, performing a stripped down version of the Batman Forever OST.


Joel Schumacher (1940-2020)

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Jim Carrey, who starred as The Riddler in the 1995 film, also paid tribute to the late director. "Joel Schumacher has passed away. He saw deeper things in me than most and he lived a wonderfully creative and heroic life. I am grateful to have had him as a friend," he wrote.

Other celebrities and fans paid tribute to the Berlin International Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival nominee. Rest easy, Joel.

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