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28th Jun 2022

Christian Bale says he will play Batman again under one condition

Danny Jones

Christian Bale would return as Batman is Christopher Nolan asked

We know we’ve got R-Batz now but this would be mega, wouldn’t it?

Christian Bale would return as Batman at some point in the future but only on one condition: if Christopher Nolan asked him to.

Although Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson are still fresh off delivering their first spin as the Caped Crusader, with two more films said to be in the pipeline, Bale revealed that he would don the cowl once more if all the pieces were in place.

The main one being if his director last time was back on board and had another Dark Knight chapter in mind.

Speaking to Screen Rant, the 48-year-old actor said: “In my mind, it would be something if Chris Nolan ever said to himself, ‘You know what, I’ve got another story to tell’. And if he wished to tell that story with me, I’d be in.”

Bale said the pair had always discussed the idea of sticking to a trilogy, saying: “Let’s make three films, if we’re lucky enough to get to do that. And then let’s walk away. Let’s not linger too long.” But added that while people around him had often claimed to have heard another was on its way, nothing had advanced.

Meanwhile, following The Batman cementing itself as one of the biggest releases of 2022, we now also have confirmation that we will be getting a Joker 2 thanks to an Instagram post from Joaquin Phoenix. It is thought Lady Gage is also in talks to play Harley Quinn.

As for Bale, the Welsh-born British actor is currently doing press for Thor: Love and Thunder – the fourth film in the Asgardian Marvel franchise and in which he looks absolutely terrifying as the main villain, Gorr the God Butcher.

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