Will there ever be another Batman as good as Christian Bale? Maybe not. But if we want a Justice League movie in 2015/16 (and I really, really do) then it looks like we’re going to find out.
Bale has always said he wouldn’t don the black cape again after wrapping Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy last year, unless Nolan was to make a fourth installment. That evidently isn’t happening. But with Nolan instrumental in putting together Man of Steel, and rumours of his involvement in a Justice League movie, it seemed like if anyone could persuade Bale to suit up and fight crime with Superman it would be him. Via Den of Geek it appears that Bale has categorically said he’s done with Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter ego.
The interview with Bale, which first appeared in Entertainment Weekly, also suggests no one has even approached him about doing Justice League. In fact David Goyer, who penned the Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel and is likely to do any Justice League script, has said they will be looking to re-boot Batman.
So, with that in mind, the question is; who can do Batman like Bale?