British actor Christian Bale will get a check for $50 million if he will accept the role of Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel 2 and in another project which brings together Batman alongside Superman, which will be played by Henry Cavill, reports contactmusic.com.
Warner Bros. studios started production at a new superhero film with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, who will fight together to defeat the evil forces.
Christian Bale played Batman in the trilogy “Dark Knight” directed by Christopher Nolan, very well welcomed by the public and the critics. In an interview earlier this year, the Welshman actor told Entertainment Weekly that he decided not to play the role in the upcoming “Batman” series.
“We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy,” said Christian Bale and added: “Chris always said he wanted to make it one film at a time. And we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying ‘We’re about to make the third.’ We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well.”
His statements made the franchise fans say that Bale will be replaced in the next film of the “Batman” franchise, but Hollywood producers are trying to make him change his mind.
U.S. Latino Review blog suggested in March that Bale could return to the “Batman” franchise if Nolan will coordinate this project, as he did for the latest film in the series “Superman”, titled “Man of Steel “. Christian Bale said, back then, that he was not aware of such a project.
Vincent Russel quoted in his book ‘Beyond Batman: The Unauthorised True Story of Christian Bale and His Dark Knight Dilemma’ an insider from Legendary Pictures who said: “Why would Christian Bale walk away from what is certainly going to be either the first or second highest grossing movie in the history of cinema? He could probably make 50 million dollars for being in the movie 20 minutes. And it would be worth every penny to the studio.”