#1 Posted by russellmania77 (15376 posts) - - Show Bio

“We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three," Bale told the site. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy. Chris [Nolan] always said he wanted to make it 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.”

Although nobody from Warner bro. Or DC has reached out to the star but even then bale says that doesn't mean he still would take the role as the Dark knight in the justice league film. Sad

#2 Posted by Xeno_Seeker (414 posts) - - Show Bio

do you think that the batman in the dark knight movies would even work in a JL film?

#3 Edited by SOG7dc (7206 posts) - - Show Bio

good. I hated bale as batman

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#4 Posted by danhimself (22551 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't want Bale to be Batman anymore anyway

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#5 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

Dear Chris Bale,

Please take Nolan and keep the <bleep> away from Batman. Your take on Batman and his supporting characters are garbage for the most part and the profit made from those movies are not due to your work but rather Batman as an IP which could make money even if it were directed and written by M. Night Shamalan and starred Kevin Costner as Batman. I could be wrong about that, but my point stands, the Batman IP was not made good by you and you have not served that IP well. So please, kindly go do something else that fits your abilities as an actor.

#6 Posted by Xeno_Seeker (414 posts) - - Show Bio

i feel like there hasn't been an actor yet that has portayed bruce wayne as he should be,

#7 Posted by RustyRoy (12731 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be hard to top him, he was great in the role.

#8 Edited by DigbyKong (300 posts) - - Show Bio

Christian bale says, "let's not be greedy"

Says the guy with millions of dollars.

There hasn't been a truly good portrayal of Batman yet, and the best Bruce Wayne was Val Kilmer.

#9 Posted by batmannflash (6219 posts) - - Show Bio

Christian Bale was definitely that best Bruce Wayne/Batman. But I really really do not want him in a Justice League movie. Find a different actor to portray a different type of Batman.

#10 Posted by Dernman (15096 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree. Bale has been the best Batman to date but I don't want him near the JL movie.

#11 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally I'm very glad comic fans don't decide these things. These are the same people that ripped the Heath Ledger casting and the lack of a perma-white Joker. Comics don't even follow their own canon, how can we expect Hollywood to?

And Bale was a tremendous Batman. His "Bat voice" will always be a subject that emits a few chuckles, particularly as the movie begins to age, but he did a great job making Batman relevant again on screen . He was also a fantastic Bruce Wayne.

If WB knew that Bale would say yes, they would bring him back in a heartbeat. That being said, they really don't want to piss off Nolan. They know that guy is going to make them a lot more money as he pursues other movies.

In short, Bale + JLA movie = legendary box office. Probably would beat the Avengers figure. I'd support it, but I realize that Bale's Batman doesn't fit in these future plans.

#12 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6293 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally I'm very glad comic fans don't decide these things. These are the same people that ripped the Heath Ledger casting and the lack of a perma-white Joker. Comics don't even follow their own canon, how can we expect Hollywood to?

A what?

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#13 Edited by Nahuel (391 posts) - - Show Bio

Suddenly everyone hates Bale... Interesting

#14 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

It should be pointed out that Legendary and Warner Brothers have split ways so it is not 100% certain anymore than Legendary will handle MoS2 or any other future DC movie products... just saying...

#15 Posted by DigbyKong (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@nahuel said:

Suddenly everyone hates Bale... Interesting

I love Christian Bale as an actor and most of his films, but not as Batman.

#16 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

@nahuel said:

Suddenly everyone hates Bale... Interesting

And yet most of these self-identified hipsters saw all three of the movies...some multiple times.

#17 Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND (1208 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally I'm very glad comic fans don't decide these things. These are the same people that ripped the Heath Ledger casting and the lack of a perma-white Joker. Comics don't even follow their own canon, how can we expect Hollywood to?

And Bale was a tremendous Batman. His "Bat voice" will always be a subject that emits a few chuckles, particularly as the movie begins to age, but he did a great job making Batman relevant again on screen . He was also a fantastic Bruce Wayne.

If WB knew that Bale would say yes, they would bring him back in a heartbeat. That being said, they really don't want to piss off Nolan. They know that guy is going to make them a lot more money as he pursues other movies.

In short, Bale + JLA movie = legendary box office. Probably would beat the Avengers figure. I'd support it, but I realize that Bale's Batman doesn't fit in these future plans.

#18 Posted by russellmania77 (15376 posts) - - Show Bio

@nahuel: no, I love him as batman

@xeno_seeker: no but we all already used to this batman, a lot of people love this batman, I prefer not going threw another whole new version of Batman right now.

#19 Posted by danhimself (22551 posts) - - Show Bio

@nahuel said:

Suddenly everyone hates Bale... Interesting

I thought he did a fine job as Batman but I'm done with those movies and I want someone else to give it a shot and see a different take on the character

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#20 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6177 posts) - - Show Bio

@reignmaker: Yes I agree . I thought Bales Bat was great ( though I cant forgive DKR ) and I would love him in League but I wouldnt be suprised or mad if he wasnt.

#21 Edited by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultrastarkiller: Yeah, I think the death of Heath really wrecked what the third movie could have been. I also didn't like how it borrowed so liberally from Miller's Dark Knight Returns in the opening hour. That being said, it was still a better #3 than Superman, Spider-Man, or the X-Men were able to muster.

#22 Posted by RustyRoy (12731 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally I'm very glad comic fans don't decide these things. These are the same people that ripped the Heath Ledger casting and the lack of a perma-white Joker. Comics don't even follow their own canon, how can we expect Hollywood to?

And Bale was a tremendous Batman. His "Bat voice" will always be a subject that emits a few chuckles, particularly as the movie begins to age, but he did a great job making Batman relevant again on screen . He was also a fantastic Bruce Wayne.

If WB knew that Bale would say yes, they would bring him back in a heartbeat. That being said, they really don't want to piss off Nolan. They know that guy is going to make them a lot more money as he pursues other movies.

In short, Bale + JLA movie = legendary box office. Probably would beat the Avengers figure. I'd support it, but I realize that Bale's Batman doesn't fit in these future plans.

Very true.

@reignmaker said:

Personally I'm very glad comic fans don't decide these things. These are the same people that ripped the Heath Ledger casting and the lack of a perma-white Joker. Comics don't even follow their own canon, how can we expect Hollywood to?

A what?

TDK Joker painted his face white while the comic version has permanent white skin after the accident.

#23 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6293 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:


@v_scarlotte_rose said:

@reignmaker said:

Personally I'm very glad comic fans don't decide these things. These are the same people that ripped the Heath Ledger casting and the lack of a perma-white Joker. Comics don't even follow their own canon, how can we expect Hollywood to?

A what?

TDK Joker painted his face white while the comic version has permanent white skin after the accident.

Oh, I see. I don't remember that being mentioned, but it's been a while since I saw it.

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#24 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

That wasn't the whole interview, in it he also stated pretty clearly that he thought he'd done all he could do as Batman and felt it was a torch that should be passed to another actor.

#25 Posted by RustyRoy (12731 posts) - - Show Bio

That wasn't the whole interview, in it he also stated pretty clearly that he thought he'd done all he could do as Batman and felt it was a torch that should be passed to another actor.

Yes, he did say that.

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#27 Posted by TDK_1997 (14896 posts) - - Show Bio

Bale was a great Batman although all of the bad comments he was getting.His batvoice was the worst thing but that didn't make me hate him as Batman.But even though he was great I would like somebody new.

#28 Posted by russellmania77 (15376 posts) - - Show Bio

@tdk_1997: ya some people think he should have talked in his regular voice and some how people wouldn't have noticed Bruce Wayne was batman, I liked it tho lol "WHERE'S HARVEY DENT" *TDK voice*

#29 Edited by Jayc1324 (12278 posts) - - Show Bio

Bale was a great batman and Bruce wayne. He may not be your favorite, but those three movies were critically acclaimed and made billions. He also resparked the public interest in batman, like batman tas did.

#30 Posted by Jayc1324 (12278 posts) - - Show Bio

He obviously did something right, your Val Kilmer and Keaton movies didnt make billions.

#31 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10845 posts) - - Show Bio
People and their terrible biased comment to bizarre nostalgia about the 80s and Marvelness vision about who Batman should be.

Even when i dont want Bale coming back, many of this comments are based on nostalgia about a past that never was and a present that is not real.

#32 Posted by Nahuel (391 posts) - - Show Bio

@digbykong: That's the way of saying it, not just hate him because of hate, like most of the other comments

@nahuel said:

Suddenly everyone hates Bale... Interesting

I thought he did a fine job as Batman but I'm done with those movies and I want someone else to give it a shot and see a different take on the character

Me too, dude... i loved him as Batman, but i don't want to see him again as Batman if Warner is going to make a reboot, just like you. My point was that suddenly everyone hated his portrayal and almost sounded like they wanted the bloody nipples back on the suit.

@nahuel said:

Suddenly everyone hates Bale... Interesting

And yet most of these self-identified hipsters saw all three of the movies...some multiple times.

You are completely right!

I admit i loved the trilogy and i include myself in the "Self-identified hipsters" you mention and i own the Blurays of the second and third movies (F*ck! hahahahahahaha), but someone new should take the mantle if they are planning a reboot. It just pissed me that almost everyone were hating this trilogy when it was the cause of changing the way non comic readers saw the Superhero Movies, that's all.

#33 Edited by DarkKnight1939 (148 posts) - - Show Bio

Christian Bale played Batman excellently, as well as Bruce Wayne. However the NolanVerse should in no way be part of the JLA movie, it simply wouldn't work and would ruin the franchise. I also wouldn't want the Man of Steel to be part of the JLA movie. The connected movie universe I don't see working for DC. Marvel successfully managed to do it with the Avengers and the films building up to it, but again I don't see it working. The 'heroes grounded in reality' tone also wouldn't really work for a Justice League film. What I want to see is seperate franchises propping up for each member of the JLA to familiarise and acquaint audiences with their film like Marvel did, but keeping the JLA seperate, with different actors, so it doesn't have to mess around with background stories and connecting films and just get straight into the plot, but it is too late for that now.

#34 Posted by entropy_aegis (15319 posts) - - Show Bio

@durakken said:

Dear Chris Bale,

Please take Nolan and keep the <bleep> away from Batman. Your take on Batman and his supporting characters are garbage for the most part and the profit made from those movies are not due to your work but rather Batman as an IP which could make money even if it were directed and written by M. Night Shamalan and starred Kevin Costner as Batman. I could be wrong about that, but my point stands, the Batman IP was not made good by you and you have not served that IP well. So please, kindly go do something else that fits your abilities as an actor.

This explains the success of Batman and Robin.

#35 Posted by Jayc1324 (12278 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis: bale was the best Bruce Wayne. No he didn't make Batman famous, but he dramatically increased the popularity of the character in the 2000s with his badass, modernized batman world. You should be happy of that and try to enjoy Batman in all forms.

#36 Posted by Bezza (3644 posts) - - Show Bio

What's with all this Christian bale hatred? He did three films that were monstrously successful and don't say its just because of the Batman character, because a rubbish film is a rubbish film as proved by Batman and Robin which had the then mega famous George Clooney and was woeful. I remember coming out of the cinema so disappointed with that one and sad that the franchise had ended on such a low. Perhaps Batman in the films didn't represent the comic book one but then the comic book one is so absurdly good at everything, considering he is a normal non super powered human, that I guess they went in for a dose of reality where Batman takes the occasional beating. Anyway its a shame he isn't carrying on, but I don't blame him after those 3 epic films. Time for someone else to take it on. Spiderman has done ok with Andrew Garfield so soon after the Tobey Maguire films.

#37 Edited by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

@durakken said:

Dear Chris Bale,

Please take Nolan and keep the <bleep> away from Batman. Your take on Batman and his supporting characters are garbage for the most part and the profit made from those movies are not due to your work but rather Batman as an IP which could make money even if it were directed and written by M. Night Shamalan and starred Kevin Costner as Batman. I could be wrong about that, but my point stands, the Batman IP was not made good by you and you have not served that IP well. So please, kindly go do something else that fits your abilities as an actor.

This explains the success of Batman and Robin.

Here's the problem, it's incredibly hard to get VHS and DVD sales numbers and considering that is where most of the money is in just film (it's toys and merch sold to kids if you go outside of film itself) we have no idea how good or bad the movie really did. Box Office returns really only show how many people were conned into seeing a movie or had high hopes for a movie.

That aside, people trashing Schumacher's Batman and why it did poorly I would put on a number of things that don't relate to the how good or bad the film actually was such as a steady decline from the first which means the movie series didn't have that return appeal to begin with. You can also say that Burton put up an expectation which was different from Schumacher's so people reacted negatively. Further still It was '97 and we just started to move to this nonsensical grim and gritty "realism" crap which we only let slide when there was good comedy (such as in MIB) Then you have people that simply thought that Burton's Batman was more accurate and B:TAS was still the rage, when the fact is Schumacher's Batman is decently accurate to pre-1980s Batman as was the 1960s Adam West Batman.

Along with those things and probably many others, despite Clooney being considered a megastar for some reason, he doesn't look the part, he doesn't act the part, and he isn't as big a star as some people like to make him out to be, especially not to most anyone who has an interest in Batman... In fact I'd say he's a detractor to the movie and would have said it then if I were working on the film, because itis just so obvious that he would have put a lot of people off.

There are 4 ways in which an actor fills a role... Good for the role and entertain. Good for the role, but not entertaining. Bad for the role, but entertaining. Bad for the role and unentertaining.

Nick Cage as Superman = Bad for the role, but entertaining

Arnold as Mr Freeze = Bad but entertaining

Clooney as Batman = Bad and not entertaining

If you're entertaining, even if the portrayal is wrong people don't care that the portrayal is wrong most times... If you're portrayal is wrong it doesn't matter how good an actor you are people will not like you playing that role. That's why Arnold and Nick Cage get away with it while someone like Clooney could never.

As far as Bale's portrayal of the character... He did well with what he had. Could have done without the voice, but otherwise he did ok. It's just that Nolan's Batman doesn't get the character right in so many ways so yeah... The only reason Bale can shut up and go away as far as I am concerned is due to the cockiness of his statement, which to me reads as if he thinks Batman works only cuz of him, which to me is just dumb to begin with but even assuming that Nolan's Batman was good, he is still in the wrong thinking that he's a needed component to Batman being good.

#38 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty much pissed with all the Bale hate.. Even more than those irritating Nolanites.

#39 Posted by sinestro_GL (3160 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems to be a divide here.

I'm joining 'Team Bale is not a good Batman'