MOVIE NEWS – “It’s wonderful to be a part of a trilogy that proved those people wrong,” says Christian Bale today.
Christian Bale has been praised for his performance as Batman in the Christopher Nolan film series, but not everyone believed the actor made the right decision when he signed on to play the Dark Knight.
Bale told The Washington Post that many people laughed at him when he talked about trying to play a more serious version of Batman after previous, over-the-top film adaptations. The movies went on to make billions and helped put comic book movies in the spotlight, so Bale had the last laugh.
“I would [tell people] we’re going to sort of do Batman, but take him seriously. I had tons of people laugh at me and just say, ‘Well that’s just not going to work at all,'” he said. “So, it’s wonderful to be a part of a trilogy that proved those people wrong.”
“I’m not certain if it kick-started [the MCU] but it certainly helped along the way.”
Christian Bale starred as Batman in Batman Begins (2005), Batman: The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Together, the films grossed around $2.4 billion at the global box office.
Christian Bale, who won an Academy Award for The Fighter, will next be seen in the superhero film Thor: Love and Thunder as the villain Gorr the God Butcher. He also said that he has not ruled out appearing in another comic book movie, although it all depends on the story and the director.
“I don’t have any goodbye and thank you unless other people say to me ‘goodbye and thank you, please never revisit this again’ then I’ll take their word for it,” Bale said. “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 those ideas.”
Bale previously said he would consider playing Batman again if Nolan returned as director.
Prior to that, Christian Bale said he “didn’t quite nail” his performance as Batman.
Thor: Love and Thunder is in cinemas from today, 8 July, and is expected to be a blockbuster. For more, read our fresh and crisp review!
Source: The Washington Post