Christian Bale - Christian Bale Rules Himself Out Of Justice League Movie

Christian Bale has officially hung up his cape after ruling out speculation he will reprise his role as Batman for the upcoming Justice League superhero movie.

The Welsh star previously insisted he would only consider donning the Batsuit once more if director Christopher Nolan wanted to make a follow-up to last year's (12) The Dark Knight Rises, the third installment in their film trilogy, and as plans for the DC Comics superhero adventure take shape, the actor has made it clear he will not be involved.

He tells Ew.com, "We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three (Batman films). That's enough. Let's not get greedy."

Instead, Bale is keen to see another star step into his shoes and tackle the Caped Crusader for a new generation of fans.

He says, "It's a torch that should be handed from one actor to another. So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with."

Bale is the latest star to distance himself from the long-delayed Justice League film, which will bring together Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash in the same way box office blockbuster The Avengers saw the stars of the rival Marvel franchise unite to save the world.

Earlier this year (13), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who played an early version of the Caped Crusader's sidekick Robin in The Dark Knight Rises, insisted he would not be taking over as Batman in the forthcoming project, while last summer (12), Ben Affleck denied reports he was in talks to direct the film.

The movie adaptation of the popular comic book series is slated to hit movie theatres in 2015.

Casting details have yet to be announced, although Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is expected to reprise his role as Superman for the film.


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