Christian Bale recently discussed on being mocked for his realistic take on Batman. Christian Bale was first introduced as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins back in 2005. Nolan’s Batman films aimed for a realistic approach when compared with previous iterations of the cape crusader. The fans criticized the film before its release for its darker take on Batman and were proven wrong with critical praise and box office success.
The actor was recently seen promoting his latest Marvel movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. In an interview with The Washington, Bale discussed on being mocked for initially taking the role of the caped crusader. The actor revealed that he was scoffed and laughed for being cast as Batman, and also acknowledged the significance of Nolan’s Batman franchise on the current superhero craze.
I would [tell people] we’re going to sort of do Batman, but take him seriously. I had tons of people laugh at me and just say, ‘Well, that’s just not going to work at all.’ So it’s wonderful to be a part of a trilogy that proved those people wrong. I’m not certain if it kick-started [the MCU], but it certainly helped along the way
The Batman movie franchise which was initiated by Tim Burton with The Batman, faced a downfall with the critical and financial failure of Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin. The movie was considered by many- as one of the worst Batman movies of all time.
With the success of The Dark Knight Trilogy, Nolan and Bale proved that a grounded version of a superhero can work in comic book films. After the success of Batman Begins, Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off their franchise with Iron Man in 2008.
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