You can forget any of those reports about Christian Bale showing up as Batman in cameos in any upcoming DC movie.
While making promotional rounds for “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the actor closed the door on any chance of playing Bruce Wayne/Batman for the fourth time unless one key stipulation was met. that requirement? Which Christopher Nolan should direct.
Bale, who played the role in three Nolan-directed films from “Batman Begins” in 2005 to “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012, tells ScreenRant I’d be willing to go back if Nolan came up with a good enough idea:
“No one has ever mentioned it. [reprising Batman] me. No one has mentioned it. 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 ever said that.
He had a pact with Chris Nolan. We said, ‘Hey, look. Let’s do three movies, if we’re lucky enough to do it. And then let’s go. Let’s not take too long.
IMO, it would be something if Chris Nolan ever said to himself, ‘You know what, I’ve got another story to tell. And if he wanted to tell that story with me, he’d be in.
Since Bale wrapped up playing Batman, both Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson have taken on the role, the latter in this year’s “The Batman,” which grossed $770 million worldwide. Bale recently admitted that he has yet to see the new movie, but he has nothing but high praise for Pattinson.