has stipulated that he will not return as Batman without at the helm, but will $60 million change his mind? According to British newspaper, The Sun, Bale has been offered an amount of cash that would take a superheroic conviction to refuse.
would surely love to keep a sense of continuity with his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie by keeping Bale as the Dark Knight, ensuring the DC Universe is comparable between different movies. Bale has certainly been a fan favorite in the role as Arkham City's finest, giving the part a darker edge than had been seen in previous incarnations.
Like most rumors - especially those from tabloid newspapers - this megabucks deal may be pure fantasy, but it seems reasonably plausible. I, for one, am of the 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' school of thought regarding recurring roles. Bale was a great Batman, and if Warner Bros. can get him on board then they will be doing the DC Universe a great service. A very, very expensive service. It is doubtful that less-than-perfect casting would make a dent in box office takings for Batman vs. Superman, but a naff Batman would doubtless damage the franchise's reputation in the long run.
What do you think, Batfans?
Thanks to Badass Digest for the Batman vs. Superman-related tip - The Sun is subscriber based so the original source is not viewable.