Christian Bale Recalls Initial Reactions On Playing Batman In Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ Trilogy: “I Had Tons Of People Laugh At Me”

Christian Bale: ‘A lot of people laughed at me at the idea of ​​playing grim Batman’

Hollywood star Christian Bale will forever be associated with playing Batman in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy, but not everyone believed either interpretation of the character.

According to “Variety,” starting with “Batman Begins” and especially in “The Dark Knight,” Bell and Nolan placed the character on a level of realism that the comic book movie genre had never seen.

Christian Bale’s serious approach was in contrast to the campier take on Batman as seen in Joel Schumacher’s “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin”.

“I’ll (tell people) we’re going to do like Batman, but take him seriously. I had a lot of people laugh at me and say, ‘Well, that’s not going to work at all,'” Bell told The Washington Post.

“So it’s wonderful to be part of a trilogy that proved those guys wrong. I’m not sure it (MCU) kick-started, but it definitely helped along the way.”

Christian Bale is returning to the genre as the villainous Gore the God Butcher in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’.

Are two comic book characters enough for Bell?

Bell said, “I don’t have a goodbye and thank you, unless other people tell me ‘bye and thank you, please never see this again’, I’ll take their word for it.” “But otherwise a good story is a good story. A good film is a good film. And a good director is a good director. And I’m open to any of these ideas.”

Christian Bale recently made headlines by saying that he’s totally not against turning Batman/Bruce Wayne into another ‘Dark Knight’ movie. The Oscar winner has one condition: Nolan must direct, ‘Variety’ reports.

“No. No one ever mentioned it to me. Nobody brought it up,” said Bell when asked about the Batman resume.

“Sometimes people say to me, ‘Oh, I heard you were approached and all this was offered’. And I’m like, ‘This is news to me. No one ever said that’. “

Christian Bale said, “I made a deal with Chris Nolan.”

“We said, ‘Hey, look, let’s make three movies to do this if we’re lucky. And then let’s go. Let’s not wait too long’. In my mind, it would be something like if Chris Nolan sometimes said to himself, ‘You know what, I have another story to tell’. And if he wants to tell that story with me, I’ll come in.

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