Director of batman films,Joel Schumacher dies at 80
Director of Batman’s films, Joel Schumacher dies at 80. He died on Monday ,22 June 2020 after a long battle with cancer.
The famed director died in New York city where he was born and bred.
Schumacher started out as a costume designer in the 1970’s before he went into writing screen plays and then directing.
He earned credits as a costume designer on 1972’s “Play It as It Lays,” Herbert Ross’ “The Last of Sheila” (1973), Paul Mazursky’s “Blume in Love (1973), Woody Allen’s “Sleeper” (1973) and “Interiors” (1978) and 1975 Neil Simon adaptation “The Prisoner of Second Avenue.” He was also credited as the production designer on the 1974 TV horror film “Killer Bees.”
Schumacher started directing the “Batman” franchise when Tim Burton exited Warner Bros.’
His first batman movie ”Batman forever” starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey and Nicole Kidman, grossed more than $300 million worldwide.
He is more known for his works in the movie industry and will be remembered for the movies he directed like the Batman franchise, The Phantom of the Opera, Lost Boys, St. Elmo’s Fire and some episodes in House of Cards.
May his soul rest in peace.