Christian Bale left the superhero genre in 2012 with The Dark Knight Rises and he has no interest in returning.
Collider caught up with Bale while he was promoting his new movie The Promise and asked if he’d be interested in working in another superhero movie one day. Not only is Bale not interested, the only superhero movies he’s seen are his own and the Christopher Reeve Superman movies. Check out his full reply below.
Would you be interested in working with Marvel? Is being involved in another superhero film something that you are looking to do? Because it does feel like the genre is only getting bigger when I thought it might be slowing down by now.
BALE: No, I’m not interested in doing that. I’ve never seen — I’m trying to think if that’s correct, I think I’m actually correct, I can’t remember a single superhero film that I’ve ever watched. Apart from the ones I made and like, the Christopher Reeve Superman films.
I was just going to ask if you’ve seen the Christopher Reeve Superman movies by Richard Donner.
BALE: Yes. Yes, I love those. Other than that, no I’ve never seen anything.