Entertainment Weekly has reported that Christian Bale will not return for Justice League or has any other plans to do a fourth Batman film.
Bale has said numerous times in the past that the only way he would return is if Chris Nolan was going to do another film. This was always in regards to a possible fourth film in The Dark Knight franchise. Recently, rumors have come up as to whether or not Bale would reprise his role as Batman in the possible Justice League project. Well, rumors are laid to rest with this.
“We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy,” says Bale, who called EW to promote his upcoming revenge drama Out of the Furnace (in theaters Nov. 27). “Chris [Nolan] always said he wanted to make it one film at a time. And we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying ‘We’re about to make the third.’ We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well.”
The actor says he hasn’t even been involved in official talks about a Justice League movie. ”I have no information, no knowledge about anything. I’ve literally not had a conversation with a living soul. I understand that they may be making a Justice League movie, that’s it.” But he says he’s not sad to pass Batman’s cowl into new hands: “It’s a torch that should be handed from one actor to another. So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with.”
For the full article, head over to EW.com.
Posted by Dustin Fritschel