Christian Bale, the star of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, said that some people around him laughed at the idea of a “serious Batman” before the series.
Speaking to the Washington Post, one of the leading newspapers in the US, Bale said, “When I told people around me, ‘We’re going to make a Batman and we’re going to take it seriously,’ a lot of people laughed at me and said, ‘That’s not going to work.
“It’s great to be part of a trilogy that shows these people that they were wrong,” Bale said, adding that the resulting films are good works.
The first movie of the trilogy, Batman Begins, was released in 2005 and the sequel The Dark Knight was released in 2008.
Iron Man, the first production of the recently popular Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), was also released in 2008.
The 48-year-old British actor also touched on the possible relationship between the Dark Knight trilogy and the MCU, saying, “I don’t know if it paved the way for the MCU to start, but it certainly contributed to its development over time.”
Bale plays Gor the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder, which opens July 6 and is set in the MCU.
The famous actor also stated that he is open to acting in superhero movies in the future and said, “Unless others come to me and say, ‘Thank you, goodbye, please don’t come again,’ I won’t say that. A good story is a good story. A good movie is a good movie. A good director is a good director. I am open to all of these ideas.”