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Christian Bale Talks Playing Batman Again & Ben Affleck Casting

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:51


Recently, Christian Bale admitted to wanting to play Batman for a fourth film, but it appears Warner Bros. never had the actor in mind.

Speaking with Esquire, Christian Bale comments on rumors of Warner Bros. wanting him back for another Batman movie following The Dark Knight Rises, as well as rumors of being offered a lot of money to reprise as the Dark Knight.

It turns out it isn't true.

"No. I’ve never heard of that," Bale responded when questioned about being offered the part of James Bond previous to Daniel Craig. "Equally untrue about them coming to me for Batman, before Ben Affleck," Bale added.

"Yes. I think it’s the right decision," Bale continued. "People were talking about this obscene amount of money they were saying was thrown at me. No. I didn’t have a single conversation with anybody about ever playing the role again."

Bale then comments on the possibility of playing Batman again.

"I think, probably with that, it’s never. Because I can’t help but feel it would just be a spoof on it. You know what I mean?"

Christian Bale stars in Exodus: Gods and Kings, in theaters December 12th.