“Retired Batman”: Christian Bale Catches Up To the Batman Joke After Reclusive Actor Breaks Ground For His Foster Homes Project in California

Christian Bale referred to himself as a 'Retired Batman' at an event.

“Retired Batman”: Christian Bale Catches Up To the Batman Joke After Reclusive Actor Breaks Ground For His Foster Homes Project in California


  • Christian Bale is a superhero both on and off the screen as he became a part of a break ground event of making 12 foster homes project at Antelope Valley in California.
  • Bale is the co-founder of an organization, Together California which will steering the $22 million foster home project aiming to keep orphan siblings together and not let them get separated.
  • When a fan referred to Christian Bale as Batman at the break ground event, the actor quickly amused them by correcting them and saying 'Retired Batman'.
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It must be tough being a superhero on screen for sure but it is most definitely tougher to be a superhero off the screen and Christian Bale is proving that he is absolutely awesome at being both. As the actor proved recently, he is an amazing human being inside and out. His foundation, Together California is making 12 foster homes for orphans in the Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles.

Christian Bale
Christian Bale

Christian Bale breaks ground for massive foster homes project

Christian Bale is one of the most established actors in the industry and the actor has been making a lot of headlines recently. A few weeks after celebrating his 50th birthday, Bale is a part of something that is no less than something a superhero would do.

Together California, which was co-founded by Christian Bale is aiming to make 12 foster homes, two studio apartments, and a 7,000-square-foot community center at Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles. Earlier this month, Bale appeared alongside his wife, Sibi Blažić, and some officials to break ground on the project.

Christian Bale at Break Ground event
Christian Bale at Break Ground event | Source: CBS News

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bale revealed that the organization will try their best to provide a home to orphan kids and will make sure that orphan siblings remain together with one another under the same roof as most of them end up separating. He said,

“Imagine the absolute pain and the trauma of losing your parents or being torn from your parents, and then losing your brothers and sisters on top of that, that’s no way to treat kids. And so, we will be the hub for that. I hope that this village will be the first of many, and I hope that people, Californians and Angelenos, know to come join us in opening our eyes to what’s happening right under our noses. These are our children, and we must help our children.”

Christian Bale further talked about how the thought of this project first came to his mind almost 16 years ago when he first started looking for the stats on foster homes in the state of California.

Christian Bale responds to being called Batman

Christian Bale portrayed the iconic role of Bruce Wayne aka Batman in Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight trilogy. The movies were a massive critical and commercial success. Bale also received a lot of praise for his portrayal of Batman in the movies and it went on to become one of the most famous roles of his career.


A video of Christian Bale from the break ground event was recently uploaded to Instagram where the star could be seen posing with some fans for pictures. One of the fans in the video referred to the actor as Batman but The Fighter actor decided to amuse his fans and instantly replied ‘Retired Batman‘.

Christian Bale as Batman
Christian Bale refers to himself as ‘Retired Batman

After Bale retired as Batman, the mantle was taken up by Ben Affleck in the DCEU. In the latest, Flash movie, we saw Michael Keaton reprise his role of the Caped Crusader in an alternative timeline. At the climax of Flash, George Clooney reprised his role after almost 26 years and became the newest Batman as a result of the Flashpoint storyline.

All the movies of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy are currently streaming on HBO Max.


Written by Shikhar Tiwari

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Shikhar Tiwari is a Hollywood news author at Fandom Wire. He is a student at Manipal University Jaipur currently aspiring to be a Computer Science Engineer. Shikhar loves to combine his passion for writing with his love for Hollywood updates.