In film, Robert Pattinson may be the vigilante of Gotham City on duty. But given the enormous popularity of the DC Comics character —and his generous history of audiovisual adaptations— it becomes inevitable to look back and remember with emotion those previous versions of the super detective who conquered the big screen. For example, the Batman embodied by Christian bale in the saga the knight of the night (2005-2012) by director Christopher Nolan: a trilogy that until now seems definitive, without the need for a fourth installment. However, if such a project existed, would Bale be equally interested in being part of it?
In a recent interview with ScreenRant, Christian Bale was faced with the question of whether in the last ten years, a genuine opportunity to wear the mask of the bat has arisen again. However, despite incessant rumors – including one about his hypothetical presence in Flash—, the actor acknowledged that to date he has not heard of any serious offer for him to do so.
“Nope. Nobody has ever mentioned it to me », she asserted. “No one has brought it up. Every once in a while people say to me, ‘Oh, I heard you were approached and offered all this.’ And I’m like, ‘That’s news to me. No one has said that.’”
On the other hand, there is a condition for Christian Bale to open the door to a proposal from “Batman 4” and it is that the very Christopher Nolan be on the other side of the threshold. Years ago, the Oscar-winning actor agreed with the director of the knight of the night that they would only do a trilogy. But if the idea is born in Nolan’s head and a concern to expand his own vision around Bruce Wayne, Bale is all ears.
“I had a pact with Chris Nolan. We said, ‘Hey, look, let’s do three movies, if we’re lucky enough to be able to do that. And then let’s go, let’s not take too long,'” he explained. “In my opinion, could be something [un proyecto real] if Chris Nolan ever said to himself, “You know what? I have another story [de Batman] to tell’. And if you wanted to tell that story with me, I’d be in«.
Now it remains to be hoped that the award-winning filmmaker really wants to return to the criminal world of Gotham. But it is unlikely. In a 2019 interview (via IndieWire), Bale declared that intending to make a fourth film of the knight of the night it would be “stretching things too far” and “becoming too lenient.”
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