Scooper ‘Batcomputer’ alerted us that Christian Bale talked to German magazine Bunte about his new film “The Machinist” after its screening during the 54th annual Berlin International Film Festival. Bale also addressed why he took the role of Batman in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming adaptation.
You can listen to the clip about Batman directly here in Windows Media format! The following is a transcription of the segment on the film:
“I think Batman is probably more aggresive than most everybody I’ve ever played, you know. I wanted to take it, because, firstly, when I heard that there was a consideration of doing more of the movies, I just felt like I hadn’t been quite satisfied with what I’d seen in the other movies. Certainly in the last two. And it seemed as though there was actually a real character here, that it wasn’t just a bland kind of superhero, one-dimensional. With him there really was an interesting character to be played. I loved the kind of fantastical notion of the superhero, but at the same time being able to bring a psychologically interesting element to that. And then Chris Nolan is directing who, you know, is not a director I would have expected to do this movie. So that was ideal to me, I liked the fact that the people hiring Chris, hiring myself, were going with people who did want to reinvent the story and have it not just be a continuation.”
The entire interview can be found here.