Why is Christian Bale being replaced?

+86 votes
asked May 6, 2015 in Entertainment by jane (890 points)
I have never been interested in any movie that is based on a comic book series. However, I did see the Batman films that all featured Christian Bale because I thought that he did an excellent job telling the story. Recently I heard that Bale is no longer going to be making the Batman films and I have suddenly lost interest in seeing any more of them. Why is Christian Bale being replaced?

3 Answers

+30 votes
answered May 15, 2015 by Valerie (900 points)
Although I can understand all the reasons you guys wrote for why is Christian Bale being replaced, but I still pretty sad with the news.
+22 votes
answered May 15, 2015 by Remington (730 points)
There comes a time in every acting career when a person needs to decide if they can continue to play a role without the general public losing interest in what they are trying to create. This seems to be the case with Christian Bale and his role as Batman. There have been three Batman movies made with Bale as the lead and they have been incredibly well done. However, Bale has stated that while he was incredibly fortunate to make three, it’s time to let someone else take the lead. The actor has stated that getting greedy with the role could cost viewership and he is more than likely right. You can only play a role so many times because it starts to get boring to your intended audience. Bale seems to be happy with what he did create and I think that the general public, while disappointed of his departure, feels the same about his role as Batman.
+4 votes
answered May 7, 2015 by Mel (690 points)
When creating multiple movies, it would only make sense for the same person to play the same character every single time. However, this has not been the case in the Batman series of films and multiple actors have played the role of the superhero. One of the most respectable actors to ever play Batman was Christian Bale.

Last year it was announced that another actor would be reprising the role of Batman. Since then people start to wonder why Christian Bale is being replaced, and Bale, the key figure himself, initially responded by stating that he was disappointed with the decision. He also states that it was his time to go and that his last role of Batman was wrapped up nicely in the last film that he stared in and that there was no reason for him to keep going with the role since he had essentially wrapped up the character that he was playing.

Bale also came under fire for his behavior and essentially needed a break from the world of acting. So while the world may be disappointment and while Bale admits that he was initially a little jealous he states that it was his time to move on.
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