2013 has been full of Justice League rumors. In March news broke that Warner Bros. was trying to bring back Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale, but we learned a month later that those plans fell through. Now with the success of Man of Steel, an upcoming Justice League movie is inevitable. Some fans were upset to hear that Bale may return, because it would interfere with the ending of The Dark Knight Rises. Others can’t picture anyone else as the Caped Crusader and were hoping he may reprise the role. Now we have an answer, straight from Christian Bale’s mouth — he will not be Batman in Justice League. Here’s what he had to say in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly:
We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. 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.
Bale goes on to explain that he’s never even been involved in official talks about Justice League:
I have no information, no knowledge about anything. I’ve literally not had a conversation with a living soul. I understand that they may be making a Justice League movie, that’s it.
Lastly, Bale says happy to pass his cape and cowl onto a new actor:
It’s a torch that should be handed from one actor to another. So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with.
At this point today’s news isn’t too shocking, but it’s nice to hear Christian Bale talk about Justice League a little bit. What do you think about Bale’s comments? Are you upset or excited to see someone new? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly