Actor Christian Bale arrives for a hand and footprint ceremony for director Christopher Nolan in the forecourt of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (Photo : Actor Christian Bale arrives f)
During an interview with Access Hollywood, Christian Bale said that he thought Batman was not a good fit for him and should have been recast prior to filming the first installment in what will now be a trilogy.
Next weekend the third installment of the Dark Knight trilogy will open starring Christian Bale in what is likely his final outing as the 'Caped Crusader'. However Christian Bale recently revealed to Access Hollywood that the first time he tried on the iconic superhero suit he thought they had made a mistake casting him.
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He stated that "I felt like they should recast. I really did because it was so claustrophobic that I didn't feel like I could breathe. I felt they've made a mistake and I can't do this," he told Access this past weekend in Los Angeles.
When he first put on the suit Bale, 38, was scared of the significance of the iconic suit. However he quickly got rid of his fear of the suit stating that "I took some time and breathed deeply and asked to be left alone for 15, 20 minutes and just sat with it and eventually got used to it." He also explained that with each movie the design of the suit has been improved upon.
In "The Dark Knight Rises" Bale will fight the new villain Bane (played by Tom Hardy), and go head to head with Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
Bale told Access Hollywood that Anne Hathway "did a wonderful job. She really trained so hard for it. She managed to find a place for herself where she could make this version of Catwoman work within Chris Nolan's world of Batman." He added that "I remember when she first read for it, I turned to Chris and I said,' I think that's what you're looking,'... I could see that through the costume... She was able to overcome that and still show the character... she was superb."
"The Dark Knight Rises" reunites Nolan with Oscar winners, Christian Bale as billionaire Bruce Wayne and his Batman alter-ego, Michael Caine as Wayne's butler Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Wayne Enterprises mastermind Lucius Fox and Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman as Police Commissioner Jim Gordon. Joining the cast will be Anne Hathaway as the thief Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, and three of Nolan's "Inception" co-stars: Tom Hardy as the villain Bane, Marion Cotillard as Wayne's new business ally, Miranda Tate, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as cop John Blake.
Christian Bale was last seen in Golden Globe nominee "The Flowers of War" and recently won an Oscar for his role as Dicky Eklund in "The Fighter."
"The Dark Knight Rises" debuts on the big screen on July 20 and is rated PG-13 for intense Sequences of Violence and action, some sensuality and language.
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