Christian Bale, who starred as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ from 2005-2012, recently told Screenrant that he’d be willing to turn into Gotham’s caped crusader again on one condition – Christopher Nolan must be the director.
Nolan directed “Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” to critical acclaim, with the latter films grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Although no one has mentioned the actor reprising his role, according to Bale it would only be a fitting idea given that Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck (who both previously played Batman) are set to return to reprise their role. their roles as defenders of Gotham.
“No one ever told me about it. Nobody talked about it,” Bale said when asked to reprise the role. “Once in a while people say to me, ‘Oh, I heard you were approached and offered all this.’ And I’m like, ‘This is news to me. Nobody ever said that.
The Oscar-winning actor went on to talk about his “cinematic pact” with Nolan.
“I had a pact with Chris Nolan,” Bale told the outlet. “We said, ‘Hey, look. Let’s make three films, if we’re lucky enough to be able to do so. And then let’s go. Let’s not linger too long. In my mind, it would be something if Chris Nolan said to himself one day, “You know what, I have another story to tell.” And if he wanted to tell this story with me, I would be there.
Bale and Nolan’s raw and visually stunning take on the comic book character broke records with 2008’s sequel “The Dark Knight Rises,” taking the crown for the highest-grossing Batman movie ever.
After Bale’s portrayal of the tortured vigilante, Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson both suited up to play the iconic superhero.
“The Batman,” starring Pattinson, premiered post-pandemic in March and grossed $770 million worldwide, surpassing “Batman Begins.”
Bale recently stunned fans when he told Variety he had never seen ‘The Batman’, before promising to finally check out his successor movie.
“I still haven’t seen him. I will see it,” he said. “Look, mate, it’s amazing how little movies I see. All the directors I work with, I’ve seen a few of their movies and they always look at me and say, ‘Are you kidding me? I like to savor movies, and I don’t watch too many of them, but I will, I certainly will.
He then praised Pattinson for his talents on the big screen. “Robert is an absolutely wonderful actor. We ran into each other, talked about it a bit beforehand and I heard some wonderful things.
In April, Warner Bros. confirmed his plans for an upcoming sequel to “The Batman,” with Pattinson reprising his role.
Bale is set to hit theaters nationwide as Gorr the God Butcher in ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’ on July 8.
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