This year seems like it’s full of massive superhero flicks with Deadpool‘s huge success and Captain America: Civil War only a couple months away from release.
But before we see the MCU heroes go head to head, DC‘s biggest guns have to duke it out in Zack Snyder‘s anticipated Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice!
As much as we’ve loved the casting for BvS with Ben Affleck donning the cowl and suiting up as Batman, and Gal Gadot getting her Amazon on as Wonder Woman, the film might have been a bit different if Christian Bale ended up signing on…
Snyder revealed in an interview with FilmInk that he thought about casting Bale in the blockbuster, but not in the role you might think! The director dished:
“This is a total and opposite reality from the Chris Nolan movies. It’s another universe, so we couldn’t hire Christian Bale if we wanted to, because he doesn’t exist in our world. Maybe we could hire him to play another part. We did talk about that briefly.”
Zack went on to say:
“I just wanted to hire Christian to play another part to make that obvious. Christian could play, like, Alfred with age makeup. No! Of course not. But you know what I mean. Even people at the studio would say, ├óΓé¼╦£Who are you getting from the other movies?’ And I was like, ├óΓé¼╦£Hey, come on guys, let’s all understand, it’s a different world.’ In the Batman universe that Chris Nolan created, Superman would have a hard time existing. That that’s why we did a reboot on the universe, so we could allow these characters to exist together. We needed to do that to have Batman exist in this world.”
Can you imagine Christian playing another comic book character in BvS:DoJ?!
Make sure to catch Batman v Superman when it hits theaters March 25!