Christian bale has time and again proved that he can take on any kind of role, and will go to extreme lengths to get it right. From playing Patrick Bateman in American Psycho to Batman and now playing Dick Cheney in his upcoming movie, the man can do it all.
So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that he was approached to be a part of another extremely successful franchise. But, we honestly missed out on seeing Christian Bale in a Star Wars movie, it would’ve been so surprising and refreshing.
The versatile actor recently confirmed that he was approached for a role in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. Talking about the offer, he said, “Very tempting. I not only love the films going back to my childhood, but also have a very long relationship with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall because they did Empire of the Sun from many years back. There was discussion, I hope there will be future discussions.”
He made this revelation during MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, and along with talking about how he was almost a part of Star Wars franchise, he also mentioned he hasn’t seen any of Ben Affleck’s Batman movies.
Even though the Star Wars role didn’t work out, it doesn’t mean that it can’t still happen, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Bale didn’t mention what role he was in the talks for, it seems like it was the character of Beckett, Han Solo’s criminal mentor who is being played by Woody Harrelson.
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Talking more about Star Wars, Bale said, “I’m a huge fan. Star Wars really interests me. I’ve still got the Millennium Falcon, I’ve got the AT-AT. My daughter, her first love was Darth Vader. She absolutely adored Darth Maul… stood near him at Disneyland and he growled and he’s got those teeth and he stayed in character – really wonderful performance – and she was teeny and I thought, ‘This is gonna scare the crap out of her, this is such a bad idea’. And then she stopped and she said, ‘Daddy, I’m in love’.”
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, which will be centred around Han Solo obviously as the name suggests, is set to theatres in a few months and even though Christian Bale is not a part of it, it’s still all very exciting and we can just hope that one day Batman will be in Star Wars.