Former Batman Actor Christian Bale Avoids Superhero Movies

BaleAh, Christian Bale. Star of such classics like American Psycho and Empire of The Sun; the actor broke onto the mainstream scene with his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy. From 2005 to 2012, Bale portrayed the iconic character to critical and commercial success. A major reboot to the Batman franchise, Nolan’s trilogy brought in over $2.4 billion worldwide. While Bale has been replaced with Ben Affleck in the newly created DC Extended Universe, the actor will go down as one of the finest performers to ever don the cape and cowl.

In a new interview with Collider – while promoting his latest film, The Promise – Bale revealed his stance on superhero films. The celebrated star actually avoids superhero cinema. The actor was asked if he was interested in portraying another superhero – or supervillain – to which, he had this to say:

“[On if he would ever portray another comic book role] No, I’m not interested in doing that. I’ve never seen — I’m trying to think if that’s correct, I think I’m actually correct, I can’t remember a single superhero film that I’ve ever watched. Apart from the ones I made and like, the Christopher Reeve Superman films… I love those. Other than that, no I’ve never seen anything.”

I have to hand it to Bale – that is pretty remarkable. I am surprised that the actor has not seen Affleck’s portrayal of The Dark Knight in last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – but hey, Bale can do whatever he wants. How do you guys feel about this? Do you wish to see Bale return to the genre in some way or another? To be completely honest, I would not want the actor to return; his Batman is iconic, and will go down as – possibly – the best superhero performance ever.

You can check out Bale and Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Oscar Isaac, in their new film, The Promise.

Source: Collider

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  • 12stepCornelius

    He was a great Bruce Wayne. Batman on the other hand? Nah, not really.

  • Daniel

    “I am surprised that the actor has not seen Affleck’s portrayal of The Dark Knight in last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – but hey, Bale can do whatever he wants.”

    I’m not surprised. He likely realized that he would be asked his opinion. If he didn’t like it, it would be rude to say something publicly negative about a potential colleague. Not seeing it allows him to avoid being put in that embarrassing situation.

  • childerolandusa

    To each his own. Who cares?

  • Darthmanwe

    Well, he prides himself in being an “actor” of highest aspiration ( reference to Terminator salvation rant), so I’m not surprised.

    • Jacob McMillan

      and he is