Exodus: Gods and Kings star Christian Bale, 40, best known for his role as Batman in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight trilogy, has revealed he was never even asked to return to the role of Batman. Ever since the final installment of the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, rumors have been circulating that Christian hadn’t said goodbye to Batman’s husky voice.
The rumors went as far to say that Warner Bros. offered Christian a whopping $60 million to play Batman again. However, in an interview with Esquire, Christian put an end to the rumors, claiming he was never even approached to reprise the role, saying, “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.”
Even though he recently admitted to Empire that he is jealous of the current Batman, Ben Affleck, Christian said he wouldn’t put the suit back on mainly because of all the necessary fight choreography. He told Esquire about the fight scenes: “Batman …Man I’m sick of that! You’ve done it 100 times and you’re just getting slower and slower, and sloppier and people are really starting to punch you.”
As much as Christian played an epic Batman we can’t wait to see what Ben Affleck can bring to the franchise. ~Janine Wyslobicky