With the announcement that Ben Affleck will play the Dark Knight in the Batman and Superman-centric 'Man of Steel 2,' it reminds us how many actors were rumored or have played the part. Disregarding Batmans past, like Michael Keaton and George Clooney, there were a number of actors in contention. But who would you like to see play Batman in the movie?
When it comes to biblical epics, you've got to go big or go home. Big is something that director Ridley Scott has always done well, so it's not surprising that he went and cast two of the best actors currently working in Hollywood for his upcoming Moses flick, 'Exodus.' The long-rumored Christian Bale is confirmed for the role of Moses himself, but the latest development sees the incredible Joel Edgerton in talks to play Ramses.
The past few weeks have been awash in Batman casting rumors with everyone from Josh Brolin to Ryan Gosling apparently being on Warner Bros.' secret short list. However, new rumors suggest that the studio may cut its losses and stick with what works. The latest chatter, once again, claims that Christian Bale is being asked to reprise the role for the announced 'Batman vs. Superman' movie, and he's getting, uh, a substantial paycheck waved in front of him.
Based on true events, a brilliant con man and his equally cunning and seductive British partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent.
We were already excited to see 'American Hustle' because it's the latest film from the always-interesting David O. Russell and because it has one of the strongest ensembles in recent memory. But now, with the release of two new images, we're really excited to see it because it apparently pulls no punches when it comes to completely '80s-ifying stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper. They look ludicrous...and also kind of awesome.
Russell Baze must take matters into his own hands when his brother goes missing as a result of his involvement in a crime ring.
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.