Christian Bale Reveals Why He Never Did A Fourth ‘Batman’ Film With Christopher Nolan

Christian Bale discussed the reason why he and Christopher Nolan turned down the chance to do a fourth Batman film.

Director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy offered audiences a relatively more grounded take on Batman than audiences were accustomed to at the time, with Christian Bale in the role of the Caped Crusader for all three installments. For better or for worse, Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale’s Dark Knight trilogy is often credited with reinventing comic book films and the former Batman actor reflected on this during an interview with the Toronto Sun.

When asked if he and Christopher Nolan knew their take on Batman could reinvent comic book films while making the trilogy, Christian Bale noted that they both believed they had to do something new with the material. However, Christian Bale added that he and Christopher Nolan worked under the impression that they may only get one chance to make a Batman film:

“We knew we had to reinvent it. I literally had people laugh at me when I told them we were doing a new kind of Batman. I think that the reason it worked was first and foremost Chris’ take on it. But also we never were arrogant to assume that we had an opportunity beyond one film at a time. That’s something that Chris always would talk about. He’d say, “This is it. We’re making one film. That’s all we’ve got.”

Of course, Warner Bros. would later ask Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan to return for a second and third Batman film, but the director always intended to step away after completing a trilogy. So, when Warner Bros. approached Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale for a fourth film, the former Batman actor told them he wanted to respect the director’s wish to close the series with a trilogy:

“Then when they inevitably came to us and said, “How about a No. 4?” I said, “No. We have to stick to Chris’ dream, which was always to, hopefully, do a trilogy. Let’s not stretch too far and become overindulgent and go for a fourth.”

That’s why we, well Chris, stepped away. After that I was informed my services were no longer required (laughs).”

Would you have enjoyed seeing Christian Bale play Batman for a fourth time, even without Christopher Nolan in the director’s chair? Let us know below!

Warner Bros. is now moving forward with a new take on Batman. Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, and Jayme Lawson as Bella. Recently, Colin Farrell was reportedly in talks to play the Penguin while Andy Serkis was in talks to portray Alfred Pennyworth. The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.

All three chapters of Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale’s Batman trilogy are now available on 4k Ultra-HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Source: Toronto Sun

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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