After starring in The Dark Knight trilogy, where he revitalized the Batman character, it should come as no surprise that Christian Bale has strong feelings about the role. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to reboot the popular DC Comics character yet again and will take Bruce Wayne in a new direction. In an interview with IGN, the actor explains that his Batman, which some argue is the best take on the vigilante superhero, just doesn't belong in any other version than what director Christopher Nolan created.
It's doubtful that Christian Bale will ever reprise the role, though stranger and more unexpected things have happened in the world of cinema. Asked if there was anything he felt he had left to bring to the character, the actor basically said no. He feels that Christopher Nolan brought their version to an appropriate and timely end.
"[That is a] character that could have kept on going and going and going. It was right for Chris [Nolan] to finish it where he did."
He continued, saying that his version of The Dark Knight simply does not fit into what director Zack Snyder is doing with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
"Ours doesn't belong in any other version at all. It was appropriate to leave at the right time."
Do you agree with Christian Bale? Or would you have liked to have seen his Batman go up against Henry Cavill as Superman? This looks like a fight that was never meant to be, and it seems that Warner Bros. agrees, as the actor also revealed in a recent interview that the studio never asked him to return.