Playing a superhero may not be as hard as being one - but it is still pretty tough. Stunt doubles can only go so far, and the workout routines needed to get ready for such a role are notoriously difficult. However, the challenged presented by these heroic roles are not enough to scare off some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Everyone from Kurt Russell to Amy Adams have starred in a superhero film in the last five years, and Christian Bale garnered critical praise for his take on Batman. However, if the actor was ever asked to take on another superhero role for Marvel or whatnot, Bale says he’s definitely not interested.
Recently, Collider (via Batman News) was able to speak with Bale while the actor promoted his new film The Promise. It was there the site asked the leading man if he’d be willing to do another superhero film in the future. Here’s what the actor had to say:
“No, I’m not interested in doing that. I’ve never seen — I’m trying to think if that’s correct, I think I’m actually correct, I can’t remember a single superhero film that I’ve ever watched. Apart from the ones I made and like, the Christopher Reeve Superman films.”
Bale then commented further on Richard Donner’s take of Superman. “Yes, I love those. Other than that, no I’ve never seen anything,” he explained.
In the past, Bale has stressed his familiarity with comic book movies was shallow at best. Back in 2014, the actor confessed he had never seen another film of the genre. “I understand they… set a different tone,” he said about the films in comparison to The Dark Knight trilogy.
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In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League opens in theaters on Nov. 17, 2017.