Bale And Nolan Support Batman Reboot Idea
Star and director both say they'd be happy to see fresh movies in future...
There was talk of future Bat-films even before the final instalment in Nolan's trilogy, The Dark Night Rises, hit the big screen last week.
And now both the actor and filmmaker have addressed the idea in interviews.
Speaking to MTV News, Bale said: "I'm very intrigued to see another interpretation of it at this point. It would be very interesting to see what someone else does with the character."
But he dropped a heavy hint that he wouldn't be interested in donning the cape and utility belt again himself, adding: "I'd be the first one there to watch."
Director Nolan told Empire magazine that he had no problem with the idea of somebody else taking up the reins with a new Batman movie in future.
"When I first met with Paul Levitz of DC Comics prior to Batman Begins, he explained to me clearly that Batman, of all superheroes, has thrived on reinterpretation and almost is strengthened by it," he explained.
"I'm talking about over the years in the comic books but also in the movies. So when the time is right, whenever someone does whatever the next iteration of the character is, they simply need to be true.
"[Be true] to whatever it is they want to see, to what they believe in, not worry too much about what everyone else is telling them it should be."
We told you yesterday that Bale had visited Aurora, Colorado, to meet victims of the cinema shootings there.