Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale will always be remembered for his work in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but don’t expect him to return to the superhero genre any time in the future.
Speaking with Collider last week ahead of the release of “The Promise,” Bale was asked whether he might return. He straight up ruled it out and revealed he doesn’t really watch superhero films:
“I’m not interested in doing that. 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 have no understanding of it and I’m completely blind to it.”
The comments come as Bale’s former co-star Heath Ledger is back in the news with the premiere of a new documentary about the late Australian actor who died several months before the release of “The Dark Knight”.
At the time there was talk that Ledger’s commitment to his performance as psychotic villain The Joker made him depressed and pushed him towards the drug overdose that took his life, but his sister Kate Ledger made it clear to EW this week that wasn’t the case:
“[Heath] wasn’t depressed about the Joker, it was the absolute opposite. [He] had an amazing sense of humour, and I guess maybe only his close family and friends really knew that, but he was having fun.”
The documentary “I Am Heath Ledger” will air on Spike TV on May 17th ahead of a disc release on May 23rd. Bale will soon reunite with “The Big Short” director Adam McKay for a Dick Cheney biopic.