• George Clooney has opened up on his career
  • There is one role Clooney will never take on again
  • Playing "Batman" has haunted him since he did it

It's official, Bat-fans! George Clooney, the dashing Oscar-winning actor and director, has declared his Bat-Signal days are a thing of the past. More than a quarter-century since his stint as Gotham's "Dark Knight" in the much-maligned 'Batman & Robin,' Clooney is hanging up the cape for good, and his reasons are as cheeky as they come!

George is so done with it!

At the star-studded LA premiere of his latest flick, 'The Boys in the Boat,' Clooney had a little bat-chat with 'Entertainment Tonight'. With his trademark grin, the silver-haired heartthrob joked, "I don't think there's enough drugs in the world for me to go back there."

That's right, folks! No amount of Bat-pressure could lure Clooney back into those rubber tights – not even for a cameo in this year's 'The Flash' where he briefly appeared as "Bruce Wayne".

At the end of the film, Miller's Barry Allen is on the phone with Bruce Wayne after finally returning to his own Earth and timeline, or so he thinks.

"Wayne" pulls up to the courthouse in his car and he is revealed to be played by Clooney, not the Ben Affleck version of "Batman" that Barry expected. Affleck's Bruce and "Batman" also appear in the movie, making the "Batman" total of three.

Then the people wondered...

Obviously that started the rumor mill that George might take on the famous role again! And that could be a funny trip down memory lane for all the right reasons. The Hollywood hunk had us in stitches when he reminisced about his infamous bat-nipples!

"Oh yeah. Somehow there were not a lot of requests for me to reprise my role as Batman, I don’t know why," he joked to 'The Hollywood Reporter'. The star also confirmed it was a one-and-done thing.

"I actually said, 'Where are my rubber nipples?' And they were like, 'Can we do it without the rubber nipples?' I was like, 'Well, it's not really my Batman, is it?'", he said. Classic Clooney!

Despite the chuckles, Clooney has been upfront about his superhero snafu, confessing that his one shot at playing "Batman" was so botched, he's been kept at bat-arm's length from the franchise.

And if you're wondering whether the Clooney clan gathers for family movie nights featuring daddy's caped crusades – think again! George wants to keep some marital respect intact, and let's face it, no one wants to hear their four-year-old say, "This sucks."

The Golden Globe winner has poked fun at the project before, telling 'Deadline' in 2013 that it acts as "a cautionary reminder of what can happen when you make movies solely for commercial reasons."

He admitted on the Hollywood Reporter’s podcast six years later that 'Batman & Robin' was "not a good film." In fact, Clooney called the film a failure in 2019 and said it taught him a lesson.

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But fear not, the 'Ocean's Eleven' star isn't without his bat-supporters. His pal Julia Roberts, the ever-glamorous leading lady, playfully revealed that she's got Clooney saved as 'Batman Cell' in her phone.

Looks like Clooney's bat-legacy lives on in Hollywood's inner circles!

As for 'The Boys in the Boat,' mark your calendars for a Christmas Day release. It's Clooney sans cape, but with all the charm we've come to love. Holy Hollywood, Batman!