Christian Bale Not Happy About Justice League Movie
Batman himself, Christian Bale, spoke today via IESB.net at the press junket for the upcoming 3:10 to Yuma and responded rather negatively to the upcoming Justice League of America movie that Warner Brothers has in the works. The JLA movie has been gaining momentum recently, as sources have reported that a script is finally in that WB likes, a director is in talks, and that they're trying to film it in early 2008 all before the impending actor's strike. However, what does this mean for all the big actors who we've come to know recently with DC's big new superhero movies: Brandon Routh and Christian Bale?
When asked if the newest Batman (and the one that everyone really likes) had been approached at all for the role in the JLA movie, he responded simply with "no." The question was then followed up with how he would feel if the studio recast a different Batman for the JLA movie. His answer:
"It'd be better if it doesn't tread on the toes of what we're doing, though I feel that it would be better if it comes out after Batman 3."
Bale's not happy - he wants to finish his and Christopher Nolan's trilogy of Batman films before making the JLA movie. Not only does this mean they're in for some troubles if possibly recasting Batman, but this confirms that Nolan and Bale are only making three new Batman movies. Too bad, I would've liked to see it turn into something like James Bond because they were so damn good!
I'm not sure if the studio would pull such an atrocity as recasting Batman while there is a seperate Batman in his own series of movies. For that matter, I don't think DC would allow that. Either way, this JLA project is turning into a sticky situation. I hope Warner Brothers knows what they're doing or figures out how to fix it. Honestly I think it's that damn strike that's putting everyone on edge and causing them to try and film every movie for the next 3 years by early 2008.