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‘I Had a Pact With Nolan’: Christian Bale Reveals Secret Dark Knight 4 Deal With Christopher Nolan

Christian Bale Reveals Secret Dark Knight 4 Deal With Christopher Nolan

Christian Bale, who is forever known for playing Bruce Wayne or Batman in the Dark Knight trilogy, reveals that he had a secret pact with Christopher Nolan, for Dark Knight 4. From the very beginning, Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan portrayed another level of realism in the Batman character, in movies like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Trilogy. Bale’s approach toward the Batman character was very serious from day one.

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Why did Christian Bale not sign for Dark Knight 4?

Christian Bale did not sign for Dark Knight 4
Christian Bale did not sign for Dark Knight 4

The real question was, “why did Bale not sign for a fourth part of the Dark Knight world?”

When Bale was asked this question, he replied in a very simple and straight manner. He said, the fourth turn as Caped Crusader, meaning Dark Knight 4, would be overindulgent. Bale said that he had made a pact with Christopher Nolan. He added, “Then when they inevitably came to us and said, ‘How about a No. 4?’ I said, ‘No. We have to stick to Chris’ dream, which was always to, hopefully, do a trilogy. Let’s not stretch too far and become overindulgent and go for a fourth.”

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What pact did Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan make?

Bale and Nolan
Bale and Nolan

Christian Bale said, “I had a pact with Chris Nolan. We said, ‘Hey, look, let’s make three films if we’re lucky enough to get to do that, and then let’s walk away. Let’s not linger too long.’ In my mind, it would be something if Chris Nolan ever said to himself, ‘You know what, I’ve got another story to tell.’ And if he wished to tell that story with me, I’d be in.”

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What are the views of Bale on Reprising Batman?

Christian Bale as Batman
Christian Bale as batman

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Bale said, “I don’t have any goodbye and thank you unless other people say to me ‘goodbye and thank you, please never revisit this again’ then I’ll take their word for it, but otherwise a good story is a good story. A good film is a good film, and a good director is a good director, and I’m open to any of those ideas.”

Christian Bale recently made it to the headlines by telling that he is entirely not against reprising Batman or Bruce Wayne in another Dark Knight movie. He says that he has only one condition, that Christopher Nolan must be the director.

When Bale was asked about his appearance in reprising Batman, he said, “No. No one’s ever mentioned it to me. No one’s brought it up, occasionally people say to me, ‘Oh, I hear you were approached and offered all this.’ and I’m like, ‘That’s news to me. No one’s ever said that.’”

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Written by Kathakali Sarkar