When 'The Dark Knight Rises' came out -- even though the film left the door open for a spin-off or sequel -- Christian Bale was consistent in saying that he would only come back if Christopher Nolan was at the helm. And though Warner Brothers is trying to get 'Justice League' going and would love to have him back, Bale has just said he will not be returning to play Batman.
Christian Bale was once in talks to star as Noah in Darren Aronofsky's upcoming film. While that role eventually went to Russell Crowe, Bale is getting a second chance at a biblical character. The erstwhile Dark Knight is in talks to star in 'Exodus' - a film about the life of Moses for director Ridley Scott ('Prometheus').
Though 2012's awards season has only recently come to an end, that doesn't mean filmmakers and studios aren't already plotting 2013's Oscar campaign. And it looks like David O. Russell wants to win a little gold statue as -- for the third time in four years -- he's got a new film scheduled to come out at the end of the year.
For the past year, there's been one big question surrounding a potential 'Justice League' movie: how do you possibly compete with the likes of 'The Avengers'? Well, it looks like Warner Bros. may finally have a game plan: they want to bring back Christian Bale as Batman. And that's not all.
Christian Bale is not an actor who shies away from punishing himself on screen. Whether he's starving himself for 'The Machinist,' enduring a brutally uncomfortable Batman costume for 'The Dark Knight' or simply appearing in a movie as bad as 'Terminator Salvation,' Bale is no stranger to torment. Therefore, it's no surprise that the Oscar winning actor is ready to brave deadly winds and harsh colds for 'Everest.' The man really seems to hate being comfortable.
The 2013 Oscar season is almost here and 'The Dark Knight Rises' is looking to get its hand on some of those gold trophies. Warner Bros. is mounting a major 'Dark Knight Rises' Oscar campaign for the film in most major categories. Find out who's in the running and who they'll likely be competing against.
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 "real" Batman, Christian Bale, who flew Jayden and his entire family to Disneyland, where the two finally got to meet. And you'll never believe what happened next.