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    ‘The Dark Night’ Star Christian Bale Was Reportedly Offered A Ridiculous Amount Of Money For A Fight Sequence Against Henry Cavill In ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel

    Over the years, many actors embodied the role of Batman, leaving a memorable impact, however, among all of them, Christian Bale‘s adaptation remained iconic. Bale helmed the mantle of Batman in Christopher Nolan’s, critically acclaimed, ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy.

    After playing the role of The Caped Crusader in three films, Christian moved on from it, without looking back. Even when the studio offered the actor a heavy amount to pick up the cape, Bale remained adamant with his decision.

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    Christian Bale Rejected A Giant Check Offered By Warner Bros.

    Christian Bale and his Batman suit
    Christian Bale and his Batman suit

    The actor’s portrayal of Batman was most celebrated by the audience and critics, but Warner Bros. made the grave mistake of letting go of Christian Bale which brought nothing but bad luck to the studio.

    However, during the trilogy, Bale was paid $54 million which also included his $20 million performance bonus for ‘The Dark Knight’. The ‘American Psycho’ actor was not in favor of reprising his role.

    To bring back Christian Bale to play Batman, Warner Bros. offered a $50 million paycheck for the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel to fight Henry Cavill’s Superman. However, after Bale rejected his comeback, he was succeeded by Ben Affleck who debuted in Zack Snyder’s 2016 ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. 

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    Christian Bale Revealed The Truth About The $50 Million Paycheck

    Christian Bale

    While speaking with ScreenRant, Christian Bale denied being offered to reprise the role as well as the huge amount. Bale said, “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.”

    Although the ‘Fighter’ actor promised that if Christopher Nolan is directing, then he wouldn’t mind wearing the mask for one more time. Christian said, “We said, Hey, look. Let’s make three films, if we’re lucky enough to get to do that. And then let’s walk away. Let’s not linger too long.”

    “In my mind, it would be something if Chris Nolan ever said to himself, You know what, I’ve got another story to tell. And if he wished to tell that story with me, I’d be in,” Bale added. Hoping James Gunn would reel in Nolan to direct a new DC project for the fans to again relive the magic of Christian Bale’s Batman.

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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