In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Bale said that he would tell people “we’re going to sort-of do Batman”,
but that he takes him seriously.” I had tons of people laughing at me and saying, “Well, that’s just going to not work at all.”
It didn’t just work; it changed the way Hollywood saw comic-book material.
The stories will no longer be set in cartoonish settings and feature outrageous performances, as with the “Batman” films. They will now be in the real world.
Bale and Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy earned over $2B at the box office, won 2 Oscars and opened the doors to
the Marvel and DC Comic movies. Robert Pattinson starred in “The Batman”, which introduced a more grounded version.
It was a great honor to be part of a trilogy that proved these people wrong. Bale stated that while I am not sure
if it was the catalyst for [the MCU], it did help along the way. He was referring to Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Bale is currently in comic-book land, appearing as the villain Gorr The God Butcher in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which opens in theaters Friday.