— June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
I am in tears learning of Joel Schumacher's passing. He was a force. He was one of kind. Creative. Intense. Passionate. He played a huge part in the shaping of my life. I don't have the right words right now.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) June 22, 2020
RIP Joel Schumacher – a sweet soul https://t.co/CzVjarvG6E
— Rob Morrow (@RobMorrow_) June 22, 2020
RIP, Joel Schumacher. I met him on the set of the ill-fated Batman & Robin and he couldn’t have been nicer or more hospitable (and the man looooved to gossip). The Incredible Shrinking Woman was an early cable TV classic for me and I loved St Elmo’s Fire, The Client and Flawless. https://t.co/lqs14WPhTm
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 22, 2020
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) June 22, 2020
You were the coolest, youngest guy in every room! You had the best eye for talent in front of and the behind the camera. #RIP dear Joel Schumacher
— jane rosenthal (@janetribeca) June 22, 2020
COSTUME 4 THE 1ST TIME EVER! IT WOULD B 2 WEEKS LATER THAT I WOULD MEET #COREYHAIM 4 THE 1ST TIME! THOUGH JOEL WAS A GAY MAN, HE HAD NOTHING 2 DO W THE CORRUPTION THAT OCCURED W HAIM & I DURING THE FILMING OF THE MOVIE. IN FACT HE HAD NO IDEA. HE DID HOWEVER SENSE DEEP PAIN IN ME
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) June 22, 2020
Next thing I know, I'm sitting in video village watching DeNiro act for hours. In the early days of my career, Joel was a mentor and friend. He was always there for support, wisdom and kindness. So lucky to have nabbed his hotel room all those years ago. RIP my friend.
— Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) June 22, 2020
If your first reaction to Joel Schumacher's death is to trash him for his BATMAN movies, you're an asshole
— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) June 22, 2020
A publicist for Joel Schumacher says that the director and filmmaker (St. Elmo's Fire, The Lost Boys, Batman & Robin) died earlier today. pic.twitter.com/MbclCtDEhb
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 22, 2020
Rest in peace, Joel Schumacher, a wildly eclectic filmmaker who made hits, bombs, Oscar winners, and Batman & Robin.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) June 22, 2020
R.I.P. Joel Schumacher. His Hollywood career started as a costume designer before he was a director, most known for two Batman films, but also launched the careers of Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, and more. He was 80. pic.twitter.com/OwyKDSdnbq
— Fandango (@Fandango) June 22, 2020
rip to joel schumacher. ty for the significant work you did turning me gay pic.twitter.com/sDoj9BZ7AI
— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 22, 2020
In the 90s when I was at EW, Joel Schumacher called to ream me for a (not great) story we had run. It was like being hosed with flaming bleach. I bore it. 5 min later he called back and said, "You really know how to handle an asshole!"He was a fun director and knew EVERY secret.>
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) June 22, 2020
He gave the world Bat-Nipples, Uma’s Poison Ivy, and the most sex-toyetic Batmobile that ever was or will be, all of which drove homophobic fans nuts. Rest in Power, Joel Schumacher.
— Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) June 22, 2020
RIP. Not many people directed as many good and bad movies as Joel Schumacher. https://t.co/QJfp7yPlxN
— Vince Mancini (@VinceMancini) June 22, 2020
Check out Joel Schumacher's 13 films in a 15 year span (1985-2000): St. Elmo's Fire, The Lost Boys, Cousins, Flatliners, Dying Young, Falling Down, The Client, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill, Batman & Robin, 8MM, Flawless, Tigerland.
RIP. Seemed like a sweet man.
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) June 22, 2020
RIP Joel Schumacher. Loved LOST BOYS growing up. pic.twitter.com/x38Xlxf2RY
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) June 22, 2020
RIP, Legend. pic.twitter.com/gpozPpM4KT
— Brian Balchack (@creepshows) June 22, 2020
Writer for Movieweb since 2017. Enjoys playing Catan when not writing about superheroes and Star Wars.
Joel Schumacher Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Genre Breaking Filmmaker