Christian Bale Says He Will Not Return as Batman in 'Justice League'
It's been a pretty safe assumption that Christian Bale wouldn't be reprising his role as Batman if Warner Bros. ever gets their DC Comics superhero ensemble Justice League off the ground. However, plenty of fans have debated that with Christopher Nolan producing the new Man of Steel, anything is possible. That's even after writer David S. Goyer confirmed that the new Superman film and Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy do not exist in the same universe (despite the Wayne Enterprises easter egg). And in case there was any other doubt left out there, Bale has now confirmed that he will not return as Batman in a Justice League film.
When asked about his potential involvement in Justice League, Bale told EW:
”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. 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. Don't look for Bale to bring Bruce Wayne back from the dead and return as Batman for Justice League. Of course, the real debate now will circle around whether or not Joseph Gordon-Levitt can be brought in to play Batman for the ensemble. But again, it's important to remember that Nolan's Batman film do not exist in the same universe as Snyder's Man of Steel. But what about the potential for Nolan and Bale to head back to Gotham City? You can probably guess that answer, but Bale says, "We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy.” Thoughts?