Director Joel Schumacher dies

Joel Schumacher, the director of films such as “The Lost Boys” and two of the “Batman” films, has died.

Schumacher was 80, Variety reported.

His publicists at ID PR confirmed he died after a yearlong battle with cancer, Deadline reported.

Schumacher’s “Batman Forever” grossed more than $300 million but was criticized because it had two villains among other issues. More fallout happened in his final film of the franchise, “Batman and Robin” starring George Clooney as Batman and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze. Many complained about the darkness behind the first “Batman” being wiped out by Schumacher’s bright colors and decisions when it came to the costumes, Variety reported.

Schumacher hit it big with his film “St. Elmo’s Fire.” He directed and co-wrote the story about Georgetown graduates and their introduction to life after education. He also is known for the vampire flick, “The Lost Boys.”

Also part of his resume: “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Flatliners” and “Falling Down.”

Most recently he directed some episodes of Netflix’s “House of Cards” and a series “Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors” for the ID channel, according to Variety.