Christian Bale in The Dark Knight

In proving himself both awesome and smart, The Dark Knight star Christian Bale, perhaps the most widely praised Batman actor ever, has declared that he would resign if the producers ever tried to introduce the sidekick boy wonder Robin to the franchise.

To quote him directly, the super hero star had this to say:

“If Robin crops up in one of the new Batman films, I’ll be chaining myself up somewhere and refusing to go to work.”

I for one am glad to hear this kind of conviction from one of my favorite actors.  Robin’s inclusion in previous installments fell very flat and his role in the comic has always seemed a bit off.  Troubled billionaire Bruce Wayne takes an orphan as his ward and guides, or virtually forces, him into a dangerous life of crime fighting.  Weird.

But fans of the grittier Batman appearing in the Nolan films can rejoice.  While the success of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight about to blow up the box office, Nolan and Bale will likely hold the mantel as long as they want it.  Provided at least one (preferably both) stays on board, we’ll never have to suffer the acrobatic and borderline creepy exploits of a teen child in tights fighting crime alongside one of our favorite heroes.

Source:  WENN, via IMDB


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