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Christian Bale says he will not return as Batman in the planned Justice League film

Jul. 1, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Prepare to be happy or sad, depending on where you stand on the issue, but the rumor of Christian Bale donning the cowl as Batman once again for the JUSTICE LEAGUE film has been officially debunked by the actor. While promoting his upcoming drama OUT OF THE FURNACE, Bale spoke with Entertainment Weekly, confirming that he was out of the Bat-business and was looking forward to passing the torch to another actor. The speculation that he had been in talks seem to be up in smoke as the actor moves on to a host of other projects and WB starts to kick the tires on their own cinematic universe now that MAN OF STEEL is a massive success.

Here's the word from EW:

“We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy,” says Bale. “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 [THE DARK KNIGHT RISES].’ 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.”

So, there you have it. Although I thought it would be great to bring Bale back into the mix initially, now I'm thinking it's time to switch it up. I'm sure some will still hold out hope, but the fact is, JUSTICE LEAGUE is years away and Bale isn't getting any younger. In my opinion, recasting is paramount, especially if they're sticking with Cavill as Superman, which they are. Some new blood injected into a burgeoning new comic book world will do WB and DC good.

What do you think? Do you support Bale's stance or still wish he'd return to Gotham?

Extra Tidbit: Let's hear it..again! Who should be the next Batman? Let your imaginations run WILD!!

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6:31PM on 07/03/2013
Since J. Gordon Levitt was hinted at being Batman, I would think HE would be the one rumored to return.

I like the way the Bruce Wayne character was humbled after he lost everything - in the final Christopher Nolan trilogy - and had to start over; his story was over. To bring him back would cheapen the arc his character went through.
Since J. Gordon Levitt was hinted at being Batman, I would think HE would be the one rumored to return.

I like the way the Bruce Wayne character was humbled after he lost everything - in the final Christopher Nolan trilogy - and had to start over; his story was over. To bring him back would cheapen the arc his character went through.
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4:15PM on 07/06/2013
Correction - "in the final film of the Christopher Nolan trilogy"
Correction - "in the final film of the Christopher Nolan trilogy"
2:33AM on 07/03/2013
I'd love to see Jon Hamm as Bruce Wayne / Batman. He's a great actor and has got the looks!
I'd love to see Jon Hamm as Bruce Wayne / Batman. He's a great actor and has got the looks!
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3:39PM on 07/02/2013

lets switch it up a bit

I know this is out there but.....Tom Welling..he has the chin.
I know this is out there but.....Tom Welling..he has the chin.
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3:14PM on 07/02/2013

Here's An Idea Out Of Left Field...

Try out Sullivan Stapleton in the suit: he's proven that he can do physical, and he bulks up well... plus the ladies really like him when he turns on the charm.

I think the only thing that could hold him back is he's done some pretty B-grade stuff in the past - but if STRIKE BACK is any indication, he can do hurt/vengeance with pinache.
Try out Sullivan Stapleton in the suit: he's proven that he can do physical, and he bulks up well... plus the ladies really like him when he turns on the charm.

I think the only thing that could hold him back is he's done some pretty B-grade stuff in the past - but if STRIKE BACK is any indication, he can do hurt/vengeance with pinache.
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3:11PM on 07/02/2013
As a Batman comics reader I'm used to different versions of batman, I'm fine with him not returning, as much as I would love to see it happen I don't think this version of batman is the one that should be in the justice league movie, especially after watching man of steel. A justice league batman needs to be closer to the comics, more hyper realistic. He has to keep up with what are essentially gods, and I don't see nolans batman keeping up with beings of that magnitude without loosing that
As a Batman comics reader I'm used to different versions of batman, I'm fine with him not returning, as much as I would love to see it happen I don't think this version of batman is the one that should be in the justice league movie, especially after watching man of steel. A justice league batman needs to be closer to the comics, more hyper realistic. He has to keep up with what are essentially gods, and I don't see nolans batman keeping up with beings of that magnitude without loosing that realistic grounded nature that made him so good in the nolan movies. I also hope that we see a batman with his grey and black comic style colors, its like hollywood is afraid to give him that look so they go with mostly stealth black, his comic colors can still be stealthy and badass and this would be the perfect opportunity to have the big screen version look closer to his comic book counterpart.
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1:41PM on 07/02/2013
Why do people keep bringing up Armie Hammer? That is probably one of the worst casting choices I have seen. Same with Jon Hamm...Hamm is way too old to do it at this point. He is already in his 40's....a new Batman would have to be late 20's early 30's. Armie Hammer....he just does NOT look like Bruce Wayne...like at all.

Now...Matt Bomer has the looks for the part and is the right age....hell just like Cavill, he looks like the comics version of Bruce Wayne. BUT...can he play brooding and
Why do people keep bringing up Armie Hammer? That is probably one of the worst casting choices I have seen. Same with Jon Hamm...Hamm is way too old to do it at this point. He is already in his 40's....a new Batman would have to be late 20's early 30's. Armie Hammer....he just does NOT look like Bruce Wayne...like at all.

Now...Matt Bomer has the looks for the part and is the right age....hell just like Cavill, he looks like the comics version of Bruce Wayne. BUT...can he play brooding and intense?

I hope they go with a relative unknown, like Cavill was. If you watched The Tudors you knew who he was....but other than that. Same with Bale when he was cast. Though I was onboard with Bale from the start due to seeing Equillibrium.
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3:20PM on 07/02/2013
Because we don't cast people based on looks. It's the whole package - he's got the youth, height, built, acting skill, good voice and even has personal experience to help him in a part. He's a son of a rich philantropist. We're not saying that he's the only choice but he's got to be up there. I mentioned Bomer but I figure WB is looking for someone younger. He looks and can play young but he's actually 36 and I think that WB is more interested in how much longer he can remain young and athletic
Because we don't cast people based on looks. It's the whole package - he's got the youth, height, built, acting skill, good voice and even has personal experience to help him in a part. He's a son of a rich philantropist. We're not saying that he's the only choice but he's got to be up there. I mentioned Bomer but I figure WB is looking for someone younger. He looks and can play young but he's actually 36 and I think that WB is more interested in how much longer he can remain young and athletic to do those kind of movies than whether he can act it for one movie. Look at it from their perspective - they want a franchise actor.
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1:15PM on 07/02/2013

Unfortunate...

To be honest, after watching all 3 Batman films, and then Man of Steel, I see no reason why they could not exist in the same cinematic universe. The Batman films were ground in reality rather than magic/superpowers, but now that Supes has been unveiled I think they could have actually continued with Nolan's Batman, now in a world that is aware of alien life and other powers. Oh well, not gonna happen it seems, I hope they cast the new Bats well.
To be honest, after watching all 3 Batman films, and then Man of Steel, I see no reason why they could not exist in the same cinematic universe. The Batman films were ground in reality rather than magic/superpowers, but now that Supes has been unveiled I think they could have actually continued with Nolan's Batman, now in a world that is aware of alien life and other powers. Oh well, not gonna happen it seems, I hope they cast the new Bats well.
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1:39PM on 07/02/2013
I completely agree. All it would have to take is showing Bruce in Europe seeing the events in Metropolis happen, and then have John Blake as Nightwing fight against something with Superman, he gets hurt and Bruce has to come back, not only because he is needed but have it be that he feels guilty for retiring just as these superpowered being show up and also guilt for leaving John with little training. Bruce/Batman is always feeling guilt for something and he always feels the need to do what has
I completely agree. All it would have to take is showing Bruce in Europe seeing the events in Metropolis happen, and then have John Blake as Nightwing fight against something with Superman, he gets hurt and Bruce has to come back, not only because he is needed but have it be that he feels guilty for retiring just as these superpowered being show up and also guilt for leaving John with little training. Bruce/Batman is always feeling guilt for something and he always feels the need to do what has to be done. And seeing Superman and realizing the kind of threat he could pose would be enough for him to come back and also want to find out how much this "Superman" can be trusted and how he would need to bring him down if need be. Hell, they could end a JL film with Bruce doing some training with John in the cave, have them take a break, Bruce goes to his computer and brings up files. All the files are of each JL memeber........that would be awesome to have a 2nd JL film be like Tower of Bable/ Doom.
12:13PM on 07/02/2013
Wes Bentley (he was a candidate in Aronofsky's Batman: Year One)!
He is 35. And although Cavill is actually 30, in MoS Superman was 33 so Wayne can be in the same age or he can be 35 showing that he is already Batman as long as Superman is, or 2 years more.
Take a look at him (if there is someone who doesn't know how he looks like).
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Wes Bentley (he was a candidate in Aronofsky's Batman: Year One)!
He is 35. And although Cavill is actually 30, in MoS Superman was 33 so Wayne can be in the same age or he can be 35 showing that he is already Batman as long as Superman is, or 2 years more.
Take a look at him (if there is someone who doesn't know how he looks like).
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11:51AM on 07/02/2013
We dont need an actor in his 20s to be the new Batman, because we dont want to see another origin story for him. I guess in the timeline of Man of Steel, Batman exist and was fightin crime before all this shit happens in Metropolis. So if we got a Superman/Batman movie or a JLA movie, he should be a 30 something guy, even near 40. Hammer is not 30 yet, he could be a good Batman, but not in this case scenario. Downey jr is a great Iron man and he was 40 something since the start of the saga.
We dont need an actor in his 20s to be the new Batman, because we dont want to see another origin story for him. I guess in the timeline of Man of Steel, Batman exist and was fightin crime before all this shit happens in Metropolis. So if we got a Superman/Batman movie or a JLA movie, he should be a 30 something guy, even near 40. Hammer is not 30 yet, he could be a good Batman, but not in this case scenario. Downey jr is a great Iron man and he was 40 something since the start of the saga. So I can see someone like John Hamm being Wayne in this universe. Or some other decent actor between 35/40 years old. Maybe Hugh Dancy (cause hes terrific in Hannibal), maybe even DiCaprio... dont know, but that kind of actor in this range of age.
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11:45AM on 07/02/2013
I am good with this. it may have felt forced since a DC universe wasn't in the works while TDK trilogy was in production. Not saying that it couldn't have worked. I think there are others that can take on the cowl and I don't think we need a solo film prior to JLA either. Give Bruce Wayne a small cameo in the MoS sequel and then bring him in JLA. My personal choice for the new Bruce Wayne/Batman is Sullivan Stapleton.
I am good with this. it may have felt forced since a DC universe wasn't in the works while TDK trilogy was in production. Not saying that it couldn't have worked. I think there are others that can take on the cowl and I don't think we need a solo film prior to JLA either. Give Bruce Wayne a small cameo in the MoS sequel and then bring him in JLA. My personal choice for the new Bruce Wayne/Batman is Sullivan Stapleton.
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11:07AM on 07/02/2013
Sucks.. I would have loved to see Bale and Cavil on screen side by side.. Thats simply what made THE AVENGERS such a monumental event.. Take that away and JL will just be another Super Hero film.. Oh well.. Maybe a shit load of money will change Bales mind
Sucks.. I would have loved to see Bale and Cavil on screen side by side.. Thats simply what made THE AVENGERS such a monumental event.. Take that away and JL will just be another Super Hero film.. Oh well.. Maybe a shit load of money will change Bales mind
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10:48AM on 07/02/2013
Can you blame him? At this point, I wouldn't want anything to do with a JLA movie, either. I hate this, I LOVED Justice League when I was growing up. I've yet to hear anything good or even remotely positive about the "project". I really want a JLA movie to kick ass but at this stage I wouldn't be surprised if my dreams get dashed and im stuck with Brett Ratner directing and Chris Tucker as Green Lantern.
Can you blame him? At this point, I wouldn't want anything to do with a JLA movie, either. I hate this, I LOVED Justice League when I was growing up. I've yet to hear anything good or even remotely positive about the "project". I really want a JLA movie to kick ass but at this stage I wouldn't be surprised if my dreams get dashed and im stuck with Brett Ratner directing and Chris Tucker as Green Lantern.
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10:44AM on 07/02/2013
I think Bale was great in The Dark Knight Rises. It was perhaps his best performance in his career to date. He's done his time under the cowl. I'm okay to give someone else a shot.
I think Bale was great in The Dark Knight Rises. It was perhaps his best performance in his career to date. He's done his time under the cowl. I'm okay to give someone else a shot.
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7:25AM on 07/02/2013

YES!!!

Now that's a sigh of relief! I absolutely love Nolan's take on Batman and Bale is an awesome Bruce Wayne / Dark Knight, but as much as I'd like to see one quirky scene with Bale and Cavill exchanging witty superhero banter, I'm so f*cking happy Bale has confirmed this. I'd hate to see Nolan's trilogy undone by a bad JLA film. And if the JLA film is a success, then good for whoever plays Batman in that one. I'm happy with things just the way they are.
Now that's a sigh of relief! I absolutely love Nolan's take on Batman and Bale is an awesome Bruce Wayne / Dark Knight, but as much as I'd like to see one quirky scene with Bale and Cavill exchanging witty superhero banter, I'm so f*cking happy Bale has confirmed this. I'd hate to see Nolan's trilogy undone by a bad JLA film. And if the JLA film is a success, then good for whoever plays Batman in that one. I'm happy with things just the way they are.
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11:12AM on 07/02/2013
Nolans films were great but they are not the fucking HOLY GRAIL.. Iron Man was so much better in THE AVENGERS than he was in his solo films and with a great director, the same can be done with Batman and JUSTICE LEAGUE
Nolans films were great but they are not the fucking HOLY GRAIL.. Iron Man was so much better in THE AVENGERS than he was in his solo films and with a great director, the same can be done with Batman and JUSTICE LEAGUE
1:39PM on 07/02/2013
@Jeff Knite: Nowhere in my comment does it say "Holy Grail". And The Avengers was a carefully planned product with years in the making and multiple movies - all years apart - leading up to one unprecedented event in cinema. I can't say the same for Justice League. They don't have to follow Marvel's blueprint, and you're free to have all the faith in the world, but don't pretend like it doesn't look like a clusterf*ck at this point. So no, the same can't be done for Batman. Nolan's films were
@Jeff Knite: Nowhere in my comment does it say "Holy Grail". And The Avengers was a carefully planned product with years in the making and multiple movies - all years apart - leading up to one unprecedented event in cinema. I can't say the same for Justice League. They don't have to follow Marvel's blueprint, and you're free to have all the faith in the world, but don't pretend like it doesn't look like a clusterf*ck at this point. So no, the same can't be done for Batman. Nolan's films were exceptional, and I'd hate to see his trilogy damaged because a bunch of suits didn't have the patience to plan a proper franchise.
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6:55AM on 07/02/2013
It's a shame but greatly expected and understandable. As much as I believe that they could make him work within the DC Cinematic Universe, I can understand the need to find someone younger and to create a fresh approach to the character with a more fantastical twist. The problem now is who will they choose to write, direct, play Batman and eventually also Joker. I think there's a couple of candidates for the director's chair that I would love to see - Duncan Jones, David Fincher, Ji-woon Kim,
It's a shame but greatly expected and understandable. As much as I believe that they could make him work within the DC Cinematic Universe, I can understand the need to find someone younger and to create a fresh approach to the character with a more fantastical twist. The problem now is who will they choose to write, direct, play Batman and eventually also Joker. I think there's a couple of candidates for the director's chair that I would love to see - Duncan Jones, David Fincher, Ji-woon Kim, Rian Johnson, Pete Travis, or maybe even Ridley Scott or Sam Mendes. But there's not that many actors I can see in the role. Urban and Bomer look okay, but I figure WB's looking for someone younger, so the best pick I can think of is Armie Hammer. As for Joker I have no idea. Maybe Ezra Miller could fill in those shoes in a couple of years as he matures a little.
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5:21AM on 07/02/2013
For so many reasons, The Dark Knight Rises f**ked up any chance of that world being part of this world. It could easily have been achieved with just a couple of minor(?) changes. The whole 5 month occupation thing could have been explained with Superman either not knowing his true calling at the time...or receiving in depth training from Jor-El at the time...or just...the world had other problems at the time...like...I don't know...a Kryptonian invasion (granted, it did not last for 5
For so many reasons, The Dark Knight Rises f**ked up any chance of that world being part of this world. It could easily have been achieved with just a couple of minor(?) changes. The whole 5 month occupation thing could have been explained with Superman either not knowing his true calling at the time...or receiving in depth training from Jor-El at the time...or just...the world had other problems at the time...like...I don't know...a Kryptonian invasion (granted, it did not last for 5 months). I'd personally have no issues with Bale's Wayne being an older character to Cavill's Kent...and to me, it would make sense - more reason for Wayne to be cleverer/wiser. Alas, the ending of Rises has now totally destroyed any chance of this ever being done without a ridiculous Dallas type of twist!

As much as Dark Knight Rises disappointed me, there's much I like about what Nolan did (Begins is still my favourite) and it's a damn shame that this universe was not bought in to DC's cinematic universe. Given the tone of Man of Steel there was no reason a fit could not have been made.

By the way, was it ever explained why no one else who didnt like Batman didnt go after the accountant from TDK to find out what he knew?
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4:58AM on 07/02/2013

Bale will not return as Batman ...

Totally cool w/ that 100%. I have no problem thinking of "Begins", "Dark Knight" & "Rises" as a stand-alone series.

What Bale, Nolan & everyone who worked on the DK films accomplished was a singular masterpiece of a trilogy set in it's own universe. And like Bale's meta-inspired take on how his alter-ego can continue to function: "The idea was to be a symbol. Batman could be ANYBODY, that was the point."

We've had Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney...& yes even West. Now is the time to usher
Totally cool w/ that 100%. I have no problem thinking of "Begins", "Dark Knight" & "Rises" as a stand-alone series.

What Bale, Nolan & everyone who worked on the DK films accomplished was a singular masterpiece of a trilogy set in it's own universe. And like Bale's meta-inspired take on how his alter-ego can continue to function: "The idea was to be a symbol. Batman could be ANYBODY, that was the point."

We've had Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney...& yes even West. Now is the time to usher in the new Dark Knight whoever he may be.

TIDBIT: My #1 choice would be Josh Holloway (Sawyer from "LOST"). If J.J. Abrams doesn't cast him as a rogue Han Solo-style character in Episode 7 first. #2: Karl Urban...(yet again...another J.J. Abrams space franchise he's got to handle first).
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4:22AM on 07/02/2013
Jim Caviezel
Karl Urban
Matt Bomer
Jim Caviezel
Karl Urban
Matt Bomer
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4:07AM on 07/02/2013
Jim Caviezel
Karl Urban
Matt Bomer
Jim Caviezel
Karl Urban
Matt Bomer
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12:31AM on 07/02/2013

Christian Bale can retire the cape a cowl....

but I'd be down to see him and Nolan come back in say... 10 - 15 years to do "The Dark Knight Returns" with old-man Bruce Wayne.
but I'd be down to see him and Nolan come back in say... 10 - 15 years to do "The Dark Knight Returns" with old-man Bruce Wayne.
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1:45PM on 07/02/2013
Well, they already did a TDKR type film with Rises basically. BUT..how about they come back and do a Batman Beyond type film...that'd be sweet. Terry McGuinness deserves his due.
Well, they already did a TDKR type film with Rises basically. BUT..how about they come back and do a Batman Beyond type film...that'd be sweet. Terry McGuinness deserves his due.
11:40PM on 07/01/2013

Kudos

He did a great job.
He did a great job.
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11:36PM on 07/01/2013

Kudos

He did a great job.
He did a great job.
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11:26PM on 07/01/2013

New Batman

Andrew Lincoln

He's an established actor with only one project on his plate (Walking Dead) and it doesn't even take up that much of his time. He also looks the part.
Andrew Lincoln

He's an established actor with only one project on his plate (Walking Dead) and it doesn't even take up that much of his time. He also looks the part.
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11:08PM on 07/01/2013

Fanboy Casting Guidelines 101

Extra tidbit: That mid-range actor from an old Joss Whedon show who once favorited me on Twitter would be PERFECT!
Extra tidbit: That mid-range actor from an old Joss Whedon show who once favorited me on Twitter would be PERFECT!
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11:50AM on 07/02/2013
Christ. Really? Isn't he like 5'6" and in his 40s?
Christ. Really? Isn't he like 5'6" and in his 40s?
10:19PM on 07/01/2013

There was point...

in Man Of Steel when Superman and Zod and beating the hell out of each other in the sky, I turned to my cousin and said 'There is no place for Nolan's Batman here'. I was right. There wasn't a place for any of the Batmans who so far graced the screen. For this Justice league to work you need a batman with Iron Man like gadgetry and cooler weapons.
in Man Of Steel when Superman and Zod and beating the hell out of each other in the sky, I turned to my cousin and said 'There is no place for Nolan's Batman here'. I was right. There wasn't a place for any of the Batmans who so far graced the screen. For this Justice league to work you need a batman with Iron Man like gadgetry and cooler weapons.
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10:08PM on 07/01/2013

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I've said it every time this question has been asked and I'll say it again: Karl Urban.
I've said it every time this question has been asked and I'll say it again: Karl Urban.
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10:07PM on 07/01/2013
I think we all guessed as much. As groundbreaking as the Dark Knight trilogy was, I think that story has come to a satisfying close and that Man of Steel should be the anchor for a DC cinematic universe. Christian Bale isn't getting any younger and by the time a Justice League movie is made he could well be pushing 50, so I guess this is for the better.
I think we all guessed as much. As groundbreaking as the Dark Knight trilogy was, I think that story has come to a satisfying close and that Man of Steel should be the anchor for a DC cinematic universe. Christian Bale isn't getting any younger and by the time a Justice League movie is made he could well be pushing 50, so I guess this is for the better.
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9:48PM on 07/01/2013

Good!

Yeah not really news worthy! The next Batman re-boot should be Karl Urban playing the Dark Knight 8-10 years into his career and have the story be a true robin origin storyline. It will have humor and some psychological stuff, like the symbol Dick is to Bruce and why Bruce would bring a 13 year old out to war. He has to be at least 13-15, not a man, to do Robin justice. This builds DC's universe with a potential Robin/Nightwing spin-off franchise. Your welcome WB!
Yeah not really news worthy! The next Batman re-boot should be Karl Urban playing the Dark Knight 8-10 years into his career and have the story be a true robin origin storyline. It will have humor and some psychological stuff, like the symbol Dick is to Bruce and why Bruce would bring a 13 year old out to war. He has to be at least 13-15, not a man, to do Robin justice. This builds DC's universe with a potential Robin/Nightwing spin-off franchise. Your welcome WB!
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12:29AM on 07/02/2013
i've always thought a Robin trilogy would be a great next step for Batman in the movies.
- Batman and Robin: the Dynamic Duo - an older Batman finds and trains a teenage/young adult dick grayson out of pity.
- Batman and Robin: A Death in the Family - flash forward a few years. grayson is off travelling the world to become Nightwing. confident with his ability in choosing sidekicks, Batman hastily finds a new Robin in the much younger Jason Todd who dies at the hands of the Joker. This is the
i've always thought a Robin trilogy would be a great next step for Batman in the movies.
- Batman and Robin: the Dynamic Duo - an older Batman finds and trains a teenage/young adult dick grayson out of pity.
- Batman and Robin: A Death in the Family - flash forward a few years. grayson is off travelling the world to become Nightwing. confident with his ability in choosing sidekicks, Batman hastily finds a new Robin in the much younger Jason Todd who dies at the hands of the Joker. This is the sad ending ala Empire Strikes Back.
- Batman and Robin: The Red Hood - flash forward another few years, Batman has lost faith in sidekicks. The Red Hood (jason todd resurrected) takes out Nightwing and Batman because he knows their secrets/weaknesses. a young boy (Tim Drake) is the wild card that Red hood didn't account for and saves them as a civilian. the movie ends with Tim becoming Robin 3 and Batman's faith in humanity/sidekicks is restored.
9:46PM on 07/01/2013
I truly believe there is another actor out there truly able to take on the role of Batman, he doesnt have to be the next Bale or Keaton, just someone who fits well into the universe they are trying to create to coexist with Man of Steel and Justice League. Batman is the easiest of the DC heroes to adapt due to most if not all of the DC heroes are practically Gods in ability. Which begs the question in Batmans mind "How would he react if he knew there were other people good and bad out there
I truly believe there is another actor out there truly able to take on the role of Batman, he doesnt have to be the next Bale or Keaton, just someone who fits well into the universe they are trying to create to coexist with Man of Steel and Justice League. Batman is the easiest of the DC heroes to adapt due to most if not all of the DC heroes are practically Gods in ability. Which begs the question in Batmans mind "How would he react if he knew there were other people good and bad out there with powers beyond his own ability, just like how Man of Steel approach the theme of "what would happen if the world knew that an Alien lived amongst them" As much as Justice League looks good on paper, comics, and cartoons, live action adaptation is a whole newer/harder area to adapt, i think. What we find to be acceptable in Cartoons/Comics, arent always received well in Live-Action.
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9:36PM on 07/01/2013

It would be cool

They should do "The Dark Knight Returns" storyline and have Bryan Cranston play Batman...
They should do "The Dark Knight Returns" storyline and have Bryan Cranston play Batman...
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9:36PM on 07/01/2013

Bale: A Class Act

I LOVED Nolan's trilogy. I also LOVED Man of Steel. Am I the only one that just wants a Superman trilogy just by itself??? Avengers has everyone thinking money now. Superman could have an AMAZING trilogy just on its own. We could give it a couple years and reboot Batman and take it a whole new direction. But instead we want JLA, meaning we will have a rushed JLA (which I honestly don't think it'd be that cool on screen...Batman and Superman? Together? They're apples and oranges people! It
I LOVED Nolan's trilogy. I also LOVED Man of Steel. Am I the only one that just wants a Superman trilogy just by itself??? Avengers has everyone thinking money now. Superman could have an AMAZING trilogy just on its own. We could give it a couple years and reboot Batman and take it a whole new direction. But instead we want JLA, meaning we will have a rushed JLA (which I honestly don't think it'd be that cool on screen...Batman and Superman? Together? They're apples and oranges people! It worked in the comics, I doubt it will on screen). Either it will be rushed or we will wait several more years for this to work. I really don't wanna wait until 2020 for the FIRST JLA to come out. I applaud Marvel for The Avengers, they pulled off the impossible. But DC has the strongest individual trilogy potential...and they're gonna piss it away.

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9:35PM on 07/01/2013

Jon Hamm

This sucks.but oh well it was an Excellent run..
Bring on The Dark Knight Returns as a Pseudo-Reboot/ Sequel to The Dark Knight Rises and cast: Jon Hamm.who has already worked with Zack Snyder in Sucker Punch
DK Returns is one of Zack Snyders favorite Comic / Graphic Novels and is one of the most iconic stories in Comic History hat re-invigorated DC Comics and includes an appearance by Superman. And it and could serve as a connection to the current Man of Steel storyline.
This sucks.but oh well it was an Excellent run..
Bring on The Dark Knight Returns as a Pseudo-Reboot/ Sequel to The Dark Knight Rises and cast: Jon Hamm.who has already worked with Zack Snyder in Sucker Punch
DK Returns is one of Zack Snyders favorite Comic / Graphic Novels and is one of the most iconic stories in Comic History hat re-invigorated DC Comics and includes an appearance by Superman. And it and could serve as a connection to the current Man of Steel storyline.
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9:07PM on 07/01/2013

This is news?

He and Nolan made this very clear long ago.

Given that they made no effort at all to connect it to any other DC properties, and the ending of TDKR was pretty definitive, it would make little sense to see Bale back as the same Batman surrounded by fantastical superheroes and villains. I'm glad they passed on it.

Frankly, Bale's Batman was pretty uninspiring. I like him as an actor but the choices they made created a Batman that was weak and at times even pitiful. Batman is one of the
He and Nolan made this very clear long ago.

Given that they made no effort at all to connect it to any other DC properties, and the ending of TDKR was pretty definitive, it would make little sense to see Bale back as the same Batman surrounded by fantastical superheroes and villains. I'm glad they passed on it.

Frankly, Bale's Batman was pretty uninspiring. I like him as an actor but the choices they made created a Batman that was weak and at times even pitiful. Batman is one of the most feared people in the DC universe for a reason. You would never have thought that if Nolan's Batman was all you saw. He relentlessly got his ass kicked in every movie. Batman should come off as a bit dangerous in the JL universe.
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9:03PM on 07/01/2013

Karl Urban

He could bulk up a bit and really deliver on all points: action, drama, and comedy.
He could bulk up a bit and really deliver on all points: action, drama, and comedy.
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8:48PM on 07/01/2013
And no disrespect to Bale and everyone who enjoyed his Batman portrayal, but I still think Keaton is the best Batman we have seen and will always be my personal favorite.

Again no disrespect.
And no disrespect to Bale and everyone who enjoyed his Batman portrayal, but I still think Keaton is the best Batman we have seen and will always be my personal favorite.

Again no disrespect.
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9:25PM on 07/01/2013
Michael Keaton and also Val Kilmer, in my opinion.
Michael Keaton and also Val Kilmer, in my opinion.
11:40PM on 07/01/2013
I've always looked at comic book movies as trade paper back type stories. A story that can stray away from the original story of said character, but not too much. Yet still keeps the spirit of the character. I loved Keaton's two Batman movies, and I loved the Nolan movies. So I guess I am lucky.
I've always looked at comic book movies as trade paper back type stories. A story that can stray away from the original story of said character, but not too much. Yet still keeps the spirit of the character. I loved Keaton's two Batman movies, and I loved the Nolan movies. So I guess I am lucky.
8:43PM on 07/01/2013
The new Batman really needs to be based off TAS/JL. That's the only way it's going to work, IMO. Fuck being real....this is the goddamn Justice League!
The new Batman really needs to be based off TAS/JL. That's the only way it's going to work, IMO. Fuck being real....this is the goddamn Justice League!
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8:39PM on 07/01/2013
Bale is Batman in Nolan's own Batman universe so I think the new Batman is in order. But right now I can't think of one.
Bale is Batman in Nolan's own Batman universe so I think the new Batman is in order. But right now I can't think of one.
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8:36PM on 07/01/2013

Good.

Bale was the best Batman we've ever had, he played his part and was more loyal to the series than anyone before him...but it's time to pass the torch. Which honestly, the Dark Knight Rises did in spades. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I want Joseph Gordon-Levitt to be Batman, far from it. Let the Nolan films be their own thing. The Batman that is to be involved with the Justice League film(s) needs to be a bit more unrealistic and more fantastical. If he's going to stand next to
Bale was the best Batman we've ever had, he played his part and was more loyal to the series than anyone before him...but it's time to pass the torch. Which honestly, the Dark Knight Rises did in spades. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I want Joseph Gordon-Levitt to be Batman, far from it. Let the Nolan films be their own thing. The Batman that is to be involved with the Justice League film(s) needs to be a bit more unrealistic and more fantastical. If he's going to stand next to Superman, we can't focus on some super realistic approach of a normal guy in a costume.
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11:22AM on 07/02/2013
Lol.. That's the whole point. That he is normal and not super humans and can still go toe to toe with these gods and is actually always ten steps ahead of them.. Because he has to be.. Read a Fuckin comic dude before you make silly comments
Lol.. That's the whole point. That he is normal and not super humans and can still go toe to toe with these gods and is actually always ten steps ahead of them.. Because he has to be.. Read a Fuckin comic dude before you make silly comments
8:22PM on 07/01/2013
As much as I would have loved to have seen Bale come back, it makes sense story wise for anther actor to play Batman.

Personally I would love to see either Matt Bomer, Armie Hammer, Timothy Olyphant, Guy Pearce, or Jim Cavizel get the part next.
As much as I would have loved to have seen Bale come back, it makes sense story wise for anther actor to play Batman.

Personally I would love to see either Matt Bomer, Armie Hammer, Timothy Olyphant, Guy Pearce, or Jim Cavizel get the part next.
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7:36PM on 07/01/2013

You need a much more advanced Batman

What the hell could Bale's Batman do alongside the Man of Steel? He's going to have to be a much more technically advanced Batman. Smarter than Bale's Batman with "Tony Stark" type of resources. Bale's Batman is about Gotham's salvation, this "New" Batman will need a whole new purpose for wearing the cape and cowl. I say bring a new Batman! Go Grey and Blue with the Suit!
What the hell could Bale's Batman do alongside the Man of Steel? He's going to have to be a much more technically advanced Batman. Smarter than Bale's Batman with "Tony Stark" type of resources. Bale's Batman is about Gotham's salvation, this "New" Batman will need a whole new purpose for wearing the cape and cowl. I say bring a new Batman! Go Grey and Blue with the Suit!
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7:35PM on 07/01/2013

You need a much more advanced Batman

What the hell could Bale's Batman do alongside the Man of Steel? He's going to have to be a much more technically advanced Batman. Smarter than Bale's Batman with "Tony Stark" type of resources. Bale's Batman is about Gotham's salvation, this "New" Batman will need a whole new purpose for wearing the cape and cowl. I say bring a new Batman! Go Grey and Blue with the Suit!
What the hell could Bale's Batman do alongside the Man of Steel? He's going to have to be a much more technically advanced Batman. Smarter than Bale's Batman with "Tony Stark" type of resources. Bale's Batman is about Gotham's salvation, this "New" Batman will need a whole new purpose for wearing the cape and cowl. I say bring a new Batman! Go Grey and Blue with the Suit!
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7:31PM on 07/01/2013

Bale was great as Batman

But we all knew he wasn't returning, everyone and their mother has said the Dark Knight Trilogy was its own universe and there were no other heroes, so this should't come as a shock. I'm excited to see what someone else will bring to Batman, to see maybe more the detective side of him, and more time in the cowl if its more of an unknown actor (as apposed to Bale who has become an A lister) and I do want to see Robin, but mostly to get to Nightwing.
But we all knew he wasn't returning, everyone and their mother has said the Dark Knight Trilogy was its own universe and there were no other heroes, so this should't come as a shock. I'm excited to see what someone else will bring to Batman, to see maybe more the detective side of him, and more time in the cowl if its more of an unknown actor (as apposed to Bale who has become an A lister) and I do want to see Robin, but mostly to get to Nightwing.
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7:27PM on 07/01/2013

You need a much more advanced Batman

What the hell could Bale's Batman do alongside the Man of Steel? He's going to have to be a much more technically advanced Batman. Smarter than Bale's Batman with "Tony Stark" type of resources. Bale's Batman is about Gotham's salvation, this "New" Batman will need a whole new purpose for wearing the cape and cowl. I say bring a new Batman! Go Grey and Blue with the Suit!
What the hell could Bale's Batman do alongside the Man of Steel? He's going to have to be a much more technically advanced Batman. Smarter than Bale's Batman with "Tony Stark" type of resources. Bale's Batman is about Gotham's salvation, this "New" Batman will need a whole new purpose for wearing the cape and cowl. I say bring a new Batman! Go Grey and Blue with the Suit!
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7:24PM on 07/01/2013
I love Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne but I am okay with this. I am really looking forward to seeing a different incarnation of the character for the Justice League movie.
I love Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne but I am okay with this. I am really looking forward to seeing a different incarnation of the character for the Justice League movie.
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7:22PM on 07/01/2013

You need a much more advanced Batman

What the hell could Bale's Batman do alongside the Man of Steel? He's going to have to be a much more technically advanced Batman. Smarter than Bale's Batman with "Tony Stark" type of resources. Bale's Batman is about Gotham's salvation, this "New" Batman will need a whole new purpose for wearing the cape and cowl. I say bring a new Batman! Go Grey and Blue with the Suit!
What the hell could Bale's Batman do alongside the Man of Steel? He's going to have to be a much more technically advanced Batman. Smarter than Bale's Batman with "Tony Stark" type of resources. Bale's Batman is about Gotham's salvation, this "New" Batman will need a whole new purpose for wearing the cape and cowl. I say bring a new Batman! Go Grey and Blue with the Suit!
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7:21PM on 07/01/2013

Lets open this can of worms shall we?

I didn't quite care for him as Batman when all was said and done and I look forward to a replacement. WHOA! BITE YOUR TONGUE SIR! I know, it's crazy! But hear me out... I really dug him in Batman Begins and in The Dark Knight and he carried the cowl with respect and honor and I was 100% on board the Bale IS Batman train, but then RISES comes out and he portrayed a Batman that goes against every major character trait that's ever been established with the caped crusader. (He doesn't want to be
I didn't quite care for him as Batman when all was said and done and I look forward to a replacement. WHOA! BITE YOUR TONGUE SIR! I know, it's crazy! But hear me out... I really dug him in Batman Begins and in The Dark Knight and he carried the cowl with respect and honor and I was 100% on board the Bale IS Batman train, but then RISES comes out and he portrayed a Batman that goes against every major character trait that's ever been established with the caped crusader. (He doesn't want to be Batman, he alienates Alfred, and he abandons Gotham City for french wine and some pussy... cat pun intended). Now I can't completely pin that on Bale, but in the end I felt like I could feel his and Chris Nolan's own exhaustion with the whole Bat franchise and I'm excited to see who'll take the reigns next because they've got some big shoes to fill, but shoes I feel were gladly handed down, and I'd rather see a new fresh Batman, than a tired apathetic one.
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7:35PM on 07/01/2013
Also, just to put it out there, I think Bale is a phenomenal dude and in no way want my above comment to be taken as a slam to his character or talent.
Also, just to put it out there, I think Bale is a phenomenal dude and in no way want my above comment to be taken as a slam to his character or talent.
7:46PM on 07/01/2013
Batman has retired before, passing down the cowl to someone else more than once in his history. It's not a new idea in the Batman canon to do that, as Jean Paul Valley, Dick Grayson and Terry McGuiness have all worn it. He just never stays retired because ongoing comics are only second acts and will always re-establish the status quo back to neutral after a time. He also didn't alienate Alfred in TDKR, Alfred hit Bruce with some tough love to shake him out of the apathy he had been living in
Batman has retired before, passing down the cowl to someone else more than once in his history. It's not a new idea in the Batman canon to do that, as Jean Paul Valley, Dick Grayson and Terry McGuiness have all worn it. He just never stays retired because ongoing comics are only second acts and will always re-establish the status quo back to neutral after a time. He also didn't alienate Alfred in TDKR, Alfred hit Bruce with some tough love to shake him out of the apathy he had been living in since losing his life's sole purpose at the end of Dark Knight by sacrificing Batman. The whole point of the Lazarus pit prison, is that it was a tangible/visual representation of the metaphorical prison Bruce had been in since he was 8 years old. You can either choose to die in the darkness, or live in the light. The light being a normal life, which is what Alfred very much wanted for him.
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7:10PM on 07/01/2013

Damn you Bale, you amaze me and everyone else again.

He's right, the Batman cowl was passed, bring in Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Much easier than starting Batman all over again. If Bale can make the transition from "The Mechanist" to Batman, Levitt could too.
He's right, the Batman cowl was passed, bring in Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Much easier than starting Batman all over again. If Bale can make the transition from "The Mechanist" to Batman, Levitt could too.
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7:01PM on 07/01/2013
I thought he already has said this? But good on him, leave the Nolan trilogy alone it was a great trilogy but has no place in a shared DC universe.
I thought he already has said this? But good on him, leave the Nolan trilogy alone it was a great trilogy but has no place in a shared DC universe.
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6:49PM on 07/01/2013

ARMIE HAMMER

He's the only choice!
He's the only choice!
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8:17PM on 07/01/2013
Why?
Why?
8:24PM on 07/01/2013
Armie Hammer would be a good Batman. He's one of my choices who I hope gets the part.
Armie Hammer would be a good Batman. He's one of my choices who I hope gets the part.
6:39PM on 07/01/2013
If we can make a new Superman work, we can make a new Batman work as well. Besides, it's Batman. A lot of actors want to become Batman. We just need to find one who's a good enough actor that doesn't have to rely on a hokey growling voice to have a menacing presence. No disrespect to Christian Bale, but that part of the Nolan trilogy I could never get used to. It's funny that had he not become Bane, Tom Hardy would be a perfect new Batman.

Also, many of you might not going to agree with me
If we can make a new Superman work, we can make a new Batman work as well. Besides, it's Batman. A lot of actors want to become Batman. We just need to find one who's a good enough actor that doesn't have to rely on a hokey growling voice to have a menacing presence. No disrespect to Christian Bale, but that part of the Nolan trilogy I could never get used to. It's funny that had he not become Bane, Tom Hardy would be a perfect new Batman.

Also, many of you might not going to agree with me but I'd vouch Jensen Ackles as the perfect Hal Jordan for Justice League. He's young enough, funny, likeable, yet he can look tough when the situation demands it.
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6:47PM on 07/01/2013
Jensen Ackles would make a great Val Jordan or Flash!
Jensen Ackles would make a great Val Jordan or Flash!
6:48PM on 07/01/2013
I meant Hal
I meant Hal
8:27PM on 07/01/2013
Jensen Ackles would be an awesome Green Lantern and would be "fresh faced" and unknown enough to slip right into the part.

I would still like to see Bradley Cooper be Hal Jordan if Reynolds doesn't return. I remember Cooper being on the short list for the first one and would very much like to see him actually get the part this time if it does come to that.
Jensen Ackles would be an awesome Green Lantern and would be "fresh faced" and unknown enough to slip right into the part.

I would still like to see Bradley Cooper be Hal Jordan if Reynolds doesn't return. I remember Cooper being on the short list for the first one and would very much like to see him actually get the part this time if it does come to that.
1:56PM on 07/02/2013
Jensen Ackles is Flash to me, Barry Allen Flash. He's perfect for it!
Jensen Ackles is Flash to me, Barry Allen Flash. He's perfect for it!
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6:33PM on 07/01/2013
I don't see Green Lantern, Aquaman and the Flash mixing too well with Nolan's Batman.
I don't see Green Lantern, Aquaman and the Flash mixing too well with Nolan's Batman.
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6:33PM on 07/01/2013

As I said in another post....

give me a Batman/Superman movie first! Make MoS2 (2015 would be nice) and put some more references to Bats universe. Even a Wayne cameo. Then in a third movie (2016 or 2017), put them together fighting some big enemy. You can do it without loosing steam, a rushed JLA movie could end up being a disaster. Then plan a JLA movie for 2020, and made some good Flash or Wonder woman movie in the meantime. No idea who the new Batman could be...
give me a Batman/Superman movie first! Make MoS2 (2015 would be nice) and put some more references to Bats universe. Even a Wayne cameo. Then in a third movie (2016 or 2017), put them together fighting some big enemy. You can do it without loosing steam, a rushed JLA movie could end up being a disaster. Then plan a JLA movie for 2020, and made some good Flash or Wonder woman movie in the meantime. No idea who the new Batman could be...
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6:33PM on 07/01/2013

Goddamn Bale, You Classy Bastard.

This just goes to show that Christian Bale is one classy gentleman (warts and all). He is an incredible and versatile actor and we were incredible lucky to have him don the cape and cowl but I believe that this a move in the right direction. Leaving THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY as a standalone trilogy is favorable in my opinion. I hope whoever they bring on board next will leave their own unique mark on the Caped Crusader much like Bale and Nolan did.
This just goes to show that Christian Bale is one classy gentleman (warts and all). He is an incredible and versatile actor and we were incredible lucky to have him don the cape and cowl but I believe that this a move in the right direction. Leaving THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY as a standalone trilogy is favorable in my opinion. I hope whoever they bring on board next will leave their own unique mark on the Caped Crusader much like Bale and Nolan did.
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6:30PM on 07/01/2013
ok. why is this news. they have been saying he isnt returning for over a year, but yet its still being reported on.
ok. why is this news. they have been saying he isnt returning for over a year, but yet its still being reported on.
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6:29PM on 07/01/2013

Justice League wouldn't work with Bale's Batman...

They'll need to change up the way they do Batman to fit within a shared universe, because the Nolanverse doesn't jive with a world where Superman exists. Just look at TDKR, if Superman existed in that world, you have to ask yourself why he would allow Gotham to remain under threat of nuclear annihilation for 5 months without intervening? If they're gonna tell Batman stories in a shared universe, they'll have to be very scaled back, more covert street level stories. If you go too big and public
They'll need to change up the way they do Batman to fit within a shared universe, because the Nolanverse doesn't jive with a world where Superman exists. Just look at TDKR, if Superman existed in that world, you have to ask yourself why he would allow Gotham to remain under threat of nuclear annihilation for 5 months without intervening? If they're gonna tell Batman stories in a shared universe, they'll have to be very scaled back, more covert street level stories. If you go too big and public with them, you'll always have the same problem of explaining why Superman doesn't swoop in and quickly put an end to The Joker's reign of terror if he's live on CNN threatening to blow up hospitals. Nolan was only able to make his Batman films with the massive scope and scale that they have, because they were set in a self contained world.
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10:29PM on 07/01/2013
Really?? It's a movie, fiction, etc. It could work, just suspend belief. It's not a friggin' documentary for christ sakes.
Really?? It's a movie, fiction, etc. It could work, just suspend belief. It's not a friggin' documentary for christ sakes.
11:41PM on 07/01/2013
That's the whole point. How far can an audience be asked to suspend belief before you lose them? If your trying to tell a Batman story with a large scope and high stakes like the Dark Knight films did, and the whole time people are sitting there wondering where Superman is while an entire city hangs in the balance, then they're not invested in the story you're trying to tell with Batman and lose interest. If your gonna make Batman work in a world where Superman exists, you can't tell the kinds
That's the whole point. How far can an audience be asked to suspend belief before you lose them? If your trying to tell a Batman story with a large scope and high stakes like the Dark Knight films did, and the whole time people are sitting there wondering where Superman is while an entire city hangs in the balance, then they're not invested in the story you're trying to tell with Batman and lose interest. If your gonna make Batman work in a world where Superman exists, you can't tell the kinds of large scale stories that they did in the Dark Knight movies. You have to do smaller, more street based stories, and less "late breaking news, madman holds city hostage with bomb" type of stories that would attract the attention of the national news. The reason Superman is a reporter after-all, is so he can be on top of where he's needed most in the world. That kind of creates problems for anyone trying to write a Batman story if you have a character like that who can just swoop in and resolve anything that could happen in a Batman story in five minutes, and if he does, it makes Batman obsolete in his own movie.
12:18AM on 07/02/2013
Nite Owl, I agree. I hate when people use the "It's just a movie" excuse. What you said is one of my issues with Marvel's Cinematic Universe. I'm sure in Captain America 2 they'll explain why SHIELD was completely absent in Iron Man 3, but those little things bother me. Why couldn't War Machine be recruited to help out in the Avengers? If they tried fitting in Nolan's Batman with MOS, why didn't Superman swoop in and help defeat Ra's, The Joker, or Bane? Those are the logical questions that
Nite Owl, I agree. I hate when people use the "It's just a movie" excuse. What you said is one of my issues with Marvel's Cinematic Universe. I'm sure in Captain America 2 they'll explain why SHIELD was completely absent in Iron Man 3, but those little things bother me. Why couldn't War Machine be recruited to help out in the Avengers? If they tried fitting in Nolan's Batman with MOS, why didn't Superman swoop in and help defeat Ra's, The Joker, or Bane? Those are the logical questions that come with any shared universe. You can get away with that in the comics, but not the movies in my opinion.
12:35AM on 07/02/2013
WATCHMEN touches on this very thing when Hollis Mason, the original Nite Owl retires from crime fighting after the emergence of Dr. Manhattan. Saying that he felt "obsolete" in a world with a living superman.
WATCHMEN touches on this very thing when Hollis Mason, the original Nite Owl retires from crime fighting after the emergence of Dr. Manhattan. Saying that he felt "obsolete" in a world with a living superman.
6:24PM on 07/01/2013

Goddamn Bale, You Classy Bastard.

This just goes to show that Christian Bale is one classy gentleman (warts and all). He is an incredible and versatile actor and we were incredible lucky to have him don the cape and cowl but I believe that this a move in the right direction. Leaving THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY as a standalone trilogy is favorable in my opinion. I hope whoever they bring on board next will leave their own unique mark on the Caped Crusader much like Bale and Nolan did.
This just goes to show that Christian Bale is one classy gentleman (warts and all). He is an incredible and versatile actor and we were incredible lucky to have him don the cape and cowl but I believe that this a move in the right direction. Leaving THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY as a standalone trilogy is favorable in my opinion. I hope whoever they bring on board next will leave their own unique mark on the Caped Crusader much like Bale and Nolan did.
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6:23PM on 07/01/2013
I want him back, but I understand his decision. The man is Batman to me and I don't see that changing. However, I look forward to seeing who is going to scare our nightmares
I want him back, but I understand his decision. The man is Batman to me and I don't see that changing. However, I look forward to seeing who is going to scare our nightmares
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6:18PM on 07/01/2013
Good. Nolan's Batman films are best left as a stand-alone universe, and the story of Bale's Bruce Wayne had a satisfying conclusion.
Recasting Batman is the least of WB's problems. Still no word on what will happen with Green Lantern, much less Wonder Woman and Flash. Also, I feel Man of Steel wasn't as loved as Iron Man 1 was, making it harder to use that as a starting point for Justice League. Honestly, I'd prefer a stand-alone man of steel trilogy over justice league.
Good. Nolan's Batman films are best left as a stand-alone universe, and the story of Bale's Bruce Wayne had a satisfying conclusion.
Recasting Batman is the least of WB's problems. Still no word on what will happen with Green Lantern, much less Wonder Woman and Flash. Also, I feel Man of Steel wasn't as loved as Iron Man 1 was, making it harder to use that as a starting point for Justice League. Honestly, I'd prefer a stand-alone man of steel trilogy over justice league.
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6:18PM on 07/01/2013
class act
class act
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