'Batman Forever' (1995) Michael Keaton was out as Batman and director Tim Burton was no longer behind the camera. But many fans felt Val Kilmer was a decent replacement, and Jim Carrey was a white-hot star on the rise in his role as The Riddler. So what went wrong with this franchise? Many point to director Joel Schumacher and his decision to play up the characters' campier elements. Nipples on the bat-suit sent the fans fleeing.