Bale Agrees to Third Batman Movie

It looks like Christian Bale has agreed to play the caped crusader in a third installment of the revamped Batman franchise but only if Christopher Nolan comes back to direct. We get the story from Yahoo:

“The star has appeared as Bruce Wayne and his caped alter-ego in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

And Bale is willing to star in another film as the superhero – but only if it means working under Nolan again.

He tells GQ magazine, “I would certainly hope (Nolan) would be on board for a third installment of Batman. If he wasn’t I’d have to think long and hard about whether I’d want to continue myself.”

Now this is fantastic news for several reasons; obviously it’s brilliant that we will get Bale back as our beloved dark knight but it also reinforces how respected Christopher Nolan is as a director. If the lead actor of the franchise will only agree to play the role again if Nolan is directing then that testifies to how good of a job he did with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. I think we can all agree this is good news…or perhaps not?