The Oscar-winning actor recently told ScreenRant that he would put on the “dark knight cape” again as long as Nolan was back in the director’s chair. Nolan directed Bale in three Batman films, with ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ both of which grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, according to reports.
“No. Nobody ever told me about it. Nobody ever told me about it. Sometimes people say to me, ‘Oh, I heard you were approached and offered everything that.’ And I’m like, ‘This is news to me. Nobody ever said that,'” Bale said when asked to reprise Batman.
“I had a pact with Chris Nolan. We were like, ‘Hey, look. Let’s do three movies, if we’re lucky enough to be able to. 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 that story with me, I would be in on it,” said added Bale.
Together, Nolan and Bale redefined comic book film with their grounded take on the genre in “Batman Begins.” With 2008’s sequel “The Dark Knight,” the duo delivered what many still consider to be the greatest superhero movie ever made. Since Bale finished playing Batman, Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson have taken on the role. The latter garnered acclaim earlier this year for “The Batman,” which grossed $770 million worldwide (far more than Bale’s “Batman Begins” pitcher’s $373 million), according to reports.
“I still haven’t seen it. I will. Look, mate, it’s amazing how few films I see. Every director I work with, I’ve seen a few of their films and they always watch me go, ‘Are you kidding?’ I really like to savor movies and I don’t watch too many of them. But I will, I definitely will,” Bale recently told Variety about “The Batman.”
“Robert is an absolutely wonderful actor. We’ve bumped into each other, talked about it a bit beforehand and I’ve heard some wonderful things,” Bale added.
Christian Bale returns to comic book movies for his negative role as “Gorr the God Butcher” in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which opens nationwide on July 8.