Christian Bale Not Interest In Future Superhero Roles

Posted 2017/04/26 0 0

Christian Bale left the superhero genre in 2012 with The Dark Knight Rises and he has no interest in returning.


While it’s been almost five full years since he hung up the cowl once and for all in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, Bale is still being asked on a fairly regular basis about what he thinks of the current state of superhero movies. And during a recent interview with Collider for his newest film, The Promise, Bale revealed that he hasn’t seen nearly as many comic book films as some fans might think, and doesn’t have much of an interest or desire to venture back into the genre again either, say with a Marvel or new DC film:

“No, I’m not interested in doing that. I’ve never seen — I’m trying to think if that’s correct, I think I’m actually correct, I can’t remember a single superhero film that I’ve ever watched. Apart from the ones I made and like, the Christopher Reeve Superman films… I love those. Other than that, no I’ve never seen anything.”

Bale asserted again after that remark that he hasn’t been keeping up with superhero TV and film since he last wore Batman’s cape and cowl. “I have no understanding of it and I’m completely blind to it,” he said in response to an observation that the genre seems to get bigger and more popular every year.

Bale then commented further on Richard Donner’s take of Superman. “Yes, I love those. Other than that, no I’ve never seen anything,” he explained.

Bale played Batman in Nolan’s “Batman Begins” (2015), “The Dark Knight” (2008) and “The Dark Knight Rises” 2012. While Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher made films starring the character between 1989 and 1997, Bale made no reference to those movies or his opinions about them, discussing only the films that have been released in the modern era, and, of course, Christopher Reeve’s Superman movies.

The Promise is a 2016 American historical drama film directed by Terry George and starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale, set in the final years of the Ottoman Empire. It is about a love triangle that develops between Armenian medical student Mikael (Isaac), an American journalist based in Paris named Chris (Bale) and an Armenian-born woman raised in France, Ana (Le Bon), during the final years of the Ottoman Empire, and during the Armenian Genocide.