Since the announcement of Batman vs Superman, rumors were flying mainly those created by certain news outlets, that Christian Bale was being approached to play Batman again. These rumors took flight before Ben Affleck’s casting and a bit during and after the announcement of as well.
Now in a recent interview with Esquire, Bale sets the record straight on the matter after being asked about another rumor of being offered the James Bond role before Daniel Craig.
ESQ: Is it true you were offered Bond before Daniel Craig?
CB: No. I’ve never heard of that. Equally untrue about them coming to me for Batman, before Ben Affleck.
ESQ: To continue the franchise, you mean?
CB: Yes. I think it’s the right decision. People were talking about this obscene amount of money they were saying was thrown at me. No. I didn’t have a single conversation with anybody about ever playing the role again.
ESQ: Still, never say never, eh?
CB: I think, probably with that, it’s never. Because I can’t help but feel it would just be a spoof on it. You know what I mean?