Ahh, 1995. Those were the days. Toy Story had just come out in theaters, the San Francisco 49ers were winning Superbowls and Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" was competing with Alanis Morisette's "You Oughtta Know" for the top spot on the charts. Oh, and the classic-but-campy Batman Forever was released.
The man shouldering the responsibility of portraying the Caped Crusader at the time was none other than , and, for better or for worse, it was a move that has defined his career ever since. Almost two decades after the film, Val has a cute little idea for a new Batman movie.
According to the Daily Express, Kilmer stated that he had a plot in mind involving a reunion of all iconic Batman actors, including , and of course and . However, it seems Val is eager to whack one of the most popular Dark Knights right at the start of this surreal movie pitch:
I think Christian Bale should get killed right away – just because I think it would be funny.
Ha-ha, Bale! It seems Kilmer is willing to punish you more than most fans for that terrible Batman voice of yours. The 53-year-old Californian actor gleefully added:
Then Michael, George and I can carry on as the bad guys against the new Batman.
Speaking of the new Batman, he did have some encouraging words for franchise newcomer Ben Affleck (whose tombstone might someday read "Here lies Batfleck"):
I think Ben is going to make a great Batman.
Hmm, never one to go with popular opinion, that Mr. Kilmer.
Batfleck vs. Superman will hit screens on July 17th, 2015 (we hope).