This would’ve been as ridiculous as seeing original ’60s Batman Adam West in the Tim Burton directed film (1989) – – and yes, that was actually a brief consideration, for about five minutes! – – but nonetheless it makes for interesting thought food. Nutty as it is.
Speaking to Australia’s Filmink magazine about “Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice”, which is now only a couple of weeks away from releasing, director Zack Snyder revealed that while he didn’t want to bring Christian Bale back as Batman, he did consider having the star of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy play a different character in the pic.
“This is a total and opposite reality from the Chris Nolan movies. It’s another universe, so we couldn’t hire Christian Bale if we wanted to, because he doesn’t exist in our world. Maybe we could hire him to play another part. We did talk about that briefly. I just wanted to hire Christian to play another part to make that obvious. Christian could play, like, Alfred with age makeup. No! Of course not. But you know what I mean. Even people at the studio would say, ‘Who are you getting from the other movies?’ And I was like, ‘Hey, come on guys, let’s all understand, it’s a different world.’ In the Batman universe that Chris Nolan created, Superman would have a hard time existing. That that’s why we did a reboot on the universe, so we could allow these characters to exist together. We needed to do that to have Batman exist in this world.”
Smart words from Snyder. Bale’s Batman couldn’t exist in the same world as Snyder’s “Man of Steel” – too far-fetched.