Christian Bale was never even asked to return as Batman

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  1. chapped

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    We already know Christian Bale is still fighting feelings of jealousy over Ben Affleck playing Batman. But the "Exodus: Gods and Kings" actor revealed that he was never even asked to play the Dark Knight again.

    In a recent interview with Esquire, Bale denied rumors that he was approached about reprising the role. "People were talking about this obscene amount of money they were saying was thrown at me," Bale said. "No. I didn’t have a single conversation with anybody about ever playing the role again."

    Back in August of 2013, it was reported that Bale had been offered close to $60 million to play Batman again.

    Not that he would want to suit up anyway: "Batman ... Man, I'm sick of that!" the actor said of the fight choreography from the films, one of which left him with a herniated disk. "You’ve done it 100 times and you’re just getting slower and slower, and sloppier and people are really starting to punch you."

    Still though, Bale has had a tough time letting the Caped Crusader go. In an interview with Empire last week, the actor said that a part of him always wanted to do another "Batman" film. Upon learning of Affleck's casting, Bale "stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour." We'd probably have done the same.
     
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    Bale was not that good anyway

    Yes I said it!!
     
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    Christain Bale and Ben Aflack should not even ever be mentioned in the same sentence.
     
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    you are dead to me
     
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    Whaaaaaaat?
     
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    :uban:
     
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    I liked him in Batman Begins, but after that I don't know, I was not a fan of his Bruce, his Batman was good even if I am not a fan of the voice...
     
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    Ben was amazing in Goodwill Hunting 2 yo!

     
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    Hey @Tom Doyers how is it that a dead person is trying to talk to me?
     
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    Hmmm.

    Nope.
     
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    Oh you guys!!!!

    Ben Affleck will be the best Batsie ever!!!
     
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    DKR soured me on Bale - but that was Nolan and Goyer's fault. It's no secret that Nolan's heart wasn't in it after Heath died and it showed.
     
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    rumor has it that Heath's heart wasn't in Heath at that point
     
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    No, Chriisy. They're really punching you because you're a dick and it's their one free shot at you.
     
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    Explain please...:hat:
     
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    would love to paint those milk cans white

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