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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Christian Bale Confirms Justice League Status

The British actor updates on whether he'll play a part in future Batman adventures.
Christian Bale has today provided an update on his status within the realms of the DC Cinematic Universe. Bale portrayed Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter-ego Batman in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, consisting of 2005's accomplished origins tale Batman Begins, 2008's incredible The Dark Knight and 2012's stunning finale The Dark Knight Rises, yet beyond Rises until today his status in terms of future DC movies was uncertain.

However, the rumours have been cleared up in full by Bale, and the results may be somewhat disappointing. Here's what the Brit star had to say on the matter today: "We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three Batman films. That's enough. Let's not get greedy." While it's reassuring to see that not all actors these days allow themselves to be fuelled by the lure of cash (Robert Downey Jr even seems to be bringing his Marvel deal to a close post-Avengers 3 on this noble basis), equally it seems a shame that in essence, the Dark Knight mythology must now be scrapped in favour of the new universe that Man of Steel created recently. Worse still, with Justice League still a way off, Warner Brothers may even attempt a Batman reboot before the ensemble movie, which judging by The Amazing Spider-Man can not go down well.

DC Studios are set to announce future superhero films at the San Diego ComicCon later this month. San Diego ComicCon takes place from July 17th-21st.

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