During a recent interview, Christian Bale shot down the idea of again donning the Bat suit and taking on villains alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman in the upcoming Justice League movie.
“We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy,” said Bale during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Chris [Nolan] always said he wanted to make one film at a time. And we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying, ‘we’re about to make the third.’ We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well.”
According to Bale, he hasn’t even been asked to reprise his role for JL. “I have no information, no knowledge about anything. I’ve literally not had a conversation with a living soul,” he added. “I understand that they may be making a Justice League movie, that’s it.”
Due to the success of Nolan’s trilogy, it’ll be hard for another actor to create his own identity without being compared to Bale’s version of the Caped Crusader. But Bale says he is ready to passing the torch. “I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with,” he said.
The Dark Knight‘s Bruce Wayne didn’t appear to the kind of hero who would work well with others. But it almost seems too soon to try to re-create Bruce Wayne.
If Warner Bros. was waiting to see how Man of Steel would perform at the box office before committing to Justice League, they’ve got to feel pretty safe moving forward with the project. To date, Man of Steel has pulled in nearly $600 million worldwide. The only question now is, who’s capable of taking the cowl from Christian Bale and teaming up with Superman?