Christian Bale’s tenure as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy” is one of the character’s most iconic incarnations, but the 43-year-old actor is on the record in stating that he’s neither interested in making another superhero movie, or even watching one.
“No, I’m not interested in doing that,” Bale told Collider when asked about potentially working with Marvel. “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. I love those. Other than that, no I’ve never seen anything.”
Bale asserted again after that remark that he hasn’t been keeping up with superhero TV and film since he last wore Batman’s cape and cowl. “I have no understanding of it and I’m completely blind to it,” he said in response to an observation that the genre seems to get bigger and more popular every year.
Bale played Batman in Nolan’s “Batman Begins” (2015), “The Dark Knight” (2008) and “The Dark Knight Rises” 2012. While Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher made films starring the character between 1989 and 1997, Bale made no reference to those movies or his opinions about them, discussing only the films that have been released in the modern era, and, of course, Christopher Reeve’s Superman movies.