Christian Bale Said He Would Reprise His Role as Batman if …

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Christian Bale Said He Would Reprise His Role as Batman if …

By Movieguide® Staff

Actor Christian Bale said he would reprise his iconic role as Batman if director Christopher Nolan were to revisit the character from the THE DARK KNIGHT trilogy.

Bale played the comic book character in all three Nolan Batman movies; BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT, and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

“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 recently told Screenrant.

Bale added that he and Nolan had already established their vision for the Batman trilogy before filming the first movie in 2005.

“We said, ‘Hey, look. 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,’” he said.

Movieguide® previously commended THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, which received a Movieguide® Award nomination in 2012.

A portion of Movieguide®’s review reads:

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is an awesome, redemptive epic. Gotham City thinks Batman killed the heroic Harvey Dent, who actually died as a villain. Meanwhile, a totally evil man with a horrendous mask named Bane kidnaps a nuclear scientist from a CIA aircraft. While the police have gotten lazy, Bane and his secret army want to take down the rich, occupy the city and turn control over to the mob. Bane springs his revolution on Gotham, imprisons Batman and steals Bruce Wayne’s fusion reactor to build a powerful bomb. The city is in crisis. Several key people, including the thief Catwoman, could turn to the good and save the day, but not unless Batman rises.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is redemptive, explosive, entertaining and riveting. It’s very well-constructed. The action violence is intense and there’s some foul language and sensuality. However, villains are transformed, people find hope and faith, and good is victorious. Also, communist tyranny and revolution are shown as bad while the good is self-sacrificing, loyal and concerned about other people. MOVIEGUIDE® commends the filmmakers, with a caution for some intense action violence, foul language and brief sensuality.

Bale makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the upcoming THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER.

Movieguide® has yet to review THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, and cannot yet advise on its content. But check Movieguide.org soon for a full review.