Re: Why didn't Val Kilmer return for Batman & Robin?
Admiral James Kirk wrote:
According to Bill Goldman's Which Lie Did I Tell?
the same thing happened on the set of The Ghost and the Darkness
. At one point Michael Douglas takes Kilmer aside and says: "You want a career like Eric Roberts? You want a career like Mickey Rourke? You just keep it up then!"
Of course the anecdote isn't as biting since Rourke had his big comeback.
And Rourke and Kilmer both were lucky enough to be given the odd juicy character role from Tony Scott during their outcast years.