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Christian Bale Behind-The-Scenes As Batman
As Bale says he won't return, we take a wander along Memory Lane

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This week Christian Bale went on record once again to say that he does not think he will ever step back into the Batsuit, and that he's not connected in any way to any Justice League movie. It's no big surprise to, well, any of us, but it prompted us to take a nostalgic look at some behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Bat-Bale at work...

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BATMAN BEGINS

Christian Bale and Ken Watanabe listen to Christopher Nolan’s third point and await his fourth, on the League of Shadows set. Points of note here: look how young everyone looks - except Watanabe, anyway, since he's usually not white haired. We've also decided to believe that that giant radio around Nolan's neck is actually the remote control for some sort of toy Batmobile, just because the idea amuses us.

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Good Trilogy. Loved Begins, liked TDK Rises, thought TDK was the most overrated film in history. They destroyed everything that was good in BB (realisms), and compensated for it with politics. Who cares what the mayor of Gotham does or thinks? Also, Heath Ledger, yeah I know, great guy! But still, I liked this beautiful scene in Rises between Caine and Bale (the one about Alfred leaving) a hundred times more than all the scenes of the Joker in TDK combined. Ah well... More

Posted by Miikesmama on Wednesday July 17, 2013, 17:56

2 RE: Nice
L: joshsym Awesome trilogy. The dark knight is still the single most accomplished piece of filmmaking in comic book history. Its one of my top 3 best movies ever. t's too long. More

Posted by jrewing1000 on Wednesday July 17, 2013, 17:09

3 This article serves to remind us what a disappointment Rises was.
After all of Nolan's talk about how a third movie in a franchise was usually a bridge too far, he went ahead anyway. I wish he'd trusted his instincts and just left it at two. More

Posted by Cameron1975Williams on Thursday July 11, 2013, 21:50

4 BATMAN BEYOND!!!!!!!!!
Warner Bros. PLEASE make a Batman Beyond movie. It's one of the only Batman incarnations that hasn't been done to death and not to mention IT'S ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. You can't reboot the franchise after what Nolan has done (well you can't reboot it for a very long time anyway). Batman Beyond is the only way to go the timing is perfect. PLEASE make it happen! More

Posted by Vito K on Sunday July 7, 2013, 04:24

5 Batman Begins slide 5
"What we learn here is that Gotham has monorail lines identified by colour, like Washington DC, rather than the more usual numbers / names of - say - New York." Boston's "T" subway system is also identified by colours (Orange Line / Green line / Red Line / Blue Line) - from a Dubliner living in Boston More

Posted by SKillerDublinBoston on Friday July 5, 2013, 21:44

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Did Wally Pfister take these photos as well as film, theyre superb. More

Posted by sleepwalker on Friday July 5, 2013, 13:57

7 The League of Shadows set must've been haunted!!
Look, Nolan's got a P. K. E. meter!! More

Posted by partybee on Friday July 5, 2013, 08:17

8 Batman Forever!
Love the photos! My favourite movies! Hope any Bat flicks coming after these can live up to them, whatever incarnation of Batman they choose! More

Posted by lfrost on Friday July 5, 2013, 00:40

9 Nice
Awesome trilogy. The dark knight is still the single most accomplished piece of filmmaking in comic book history. Its one of my top 3 best movies ever. More

Posted by joshsym on Thursday July 4, 2013, 21:24

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