“I would [tell people] we’re going to sort of do Batman, but take him seriously. I had tons of people laugh at me and just say, ‘well that’s just not going to work at all,'” Bale told the publication.
Bale portrayed Bruce Wayne beginning with “Batman Begins” in 2005 and completed the Christopher Nolan trilogy with “Dark Knight Rises” in 2012.
The films were acclaimed — Heath Ledger posthumous won an Academy Award for his role as Joker — and a box office hit, earning roughly $2.5 billion globally.
“It’s wonderful to be a part of a trilogy that proved those people wrong,” Bale said. “I’m not certain if it kickstarted [the Marvel Cinematic Universe] but it certainly helped along the way.”
The former D.C superhero will be returning as another comic book character — Gorr the God Butcher, an M.C.U villain for the upcoming movie “Thor: Love and Thunder.”