Christian Bale, who played the latest caped crusader in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, has finally admitted that there is some envy of Ben Affleck, who will don the cowl for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Every generation has their Batman. Depending on the age of the person you ask, you’ll discover Adam West fans, Michael Keaton fans, Kevin Conroy fans and, if you stare into the darkness long enough, a George Clooney fan. For a certain group of fans, Christian Bale’s take on the Dark Knight always be the definitive interpretation, with his gravelly growl and trademark intensity instantly beating out whatever Ben Affleck brings to the character in ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ Some of these people are going to resent Affleck no matter what. And, in a surprising turn of events, it looks like they can all rally around Bale himself.
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As Christian Bale inches ever closer to playing Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin's long-in-the-making biopic, expectations only continue to ratchet up. What would Bale-as-Jobs look like? How high would the intensity level be? Will there be much growling? Unexpectedly enough, Conan O'Brien has the answers you seek.
This interviewer for MTV got Christian Bale to talk a little more about his role as Batman. He finally reveals in a light hearted and funny way, where the "Bat Voice" came from. Watch the video!
In this video, Christian Bale is auditioning for the role of Batman (and Bruce Wayne too, but just Batman in this one) in Batman Begins. We get to hear why he was chosen from director Christopher Nolan. All the while, take a good look at the Batman costume he's wearing. That's totally Val Kilmer's suit from Batman Forever! Watch the video.
Christian Bale took time recently to call 8-year-old Zach Guillot, a boy who has leukemia and is a huge fan of Batman. Christian and Zach spoke on the phone for almost 10 minutes about Batman and other things. Thanks to his parents, they videoed the conversation and posted it online in which we probably might not have ever seen this.
Last November, 4-year-old Jayden Barber was diagnosed with a terminal case of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) leukemia. Jayden's dying wish was to meet Batman, so friends and family teamed up to have local actors pose as Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Captain America and meet Jayden as he rode in a Batmobile and flashed the Bat signal.
But shortly after that event, Jayden got a call from the
Batman star and activist Christian Bale was recently in China to try to meet a Chinese human rights activist and gets assaulted by his guards. Haven't the Chinese ever seen the opening scene of 'Batman Begins'? Video after the jump(no pun intended).