It’s Time To Let Go of Christian Bale Starring In ‘Justice League’

One of the predominant geek fantasies out there is Christian Bale returning as Batman in the Justice League movie Warner Bros. is dying to slap together so they can start printing out Avengers money. Which probably is a bad idea considering the last two times he played Batman Heath Ledger died and a baby got shot the ending to The Dark Knight Rises which is the only thing I was going to say just then. The only thing. Anyway, that’s all a moot point now because Christian Bale just told Entertainment Weekly that not only has no one even talked to him about it, he’s done playing Batman:

The actor says he hasn’t even been involved in official talks about a Justice League movie. ”I have no information, no knowledge about anything. I’ve literally not had a conversation with a living soul. I understand that they may be making a Justice League movie, that’s it.” But he says he’s not sad to pass Batman’s cowl into new hands: “It’s a torch that should be handed from one actor to another. So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with.”

I’m entirely fine with this because, let’s be honest, Rises completely ruined Bale’s Batman. I actually watched The Dark Knight for the first time in a long time over the weekend, and they really should’ve stopped there because this is what the ending is now:

“Batman? Batman! Why is he running, Dad?”
“Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.”
“That… sounds… awesome.”
“I know, right? Too bad he really went home to quit and never do any of that stuff. Now who wants ice cream?”