Actor will Bale out
CHRISTIAN Bale has ruled out speculation he will reprise his role as Batman for the upcoming Justice League superhero movie. The Welsh actor previously insisted he would only consider donning the Batsuit again if director Christopher Nolan wanted to make a follow-up to last year’s The Dark Knight Rises, the third instalment in their trilogy. As plans for the DC Comics superhero adventure take shape, the actor says he will not be involved. ‘‘We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three ( Batman films). That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy,’’ Bale says. Instead, Bale is keen to see another star step into his shoes and tackle the ‘‘Caped Crusader’’ for a new generation of fans. ‘‘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,’’ he says. The long-delayed Justice League film will bring together Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash in the same way box office blockbuster The Avengers united the stars of the rival Marvel franchise to save the world. 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.