Q: Looking over, like, your past movies like Newsies,which was an awesome movie—. (Applause.) Newsies, Reign of Fire, American Psycho, and The Machinist—which I thought you were awesome in—did you ever think of yourself as being a superhero, or have ever wished to be one?
CB: Fuck no. No, I mean, never—.
CB: Never imagined that was going to happen. Wished for it, yeah. Had a bizarre bet, actually, with the director of Equilibrium. Out of nowhere one day he came up to me and said, “One day, you’re gonna play Batman.”
Q: Oh, really? Wow!
CB: And I said, “How much you wanna bet? Because that’d be the easiest money I’ve ever made,” and I bet him five-hundred bucks, which I lost. (Laughter.) (Laughs.) But, uh, I didn’t ever think about it because it wasn’t until—I guess it was five or six years ago that I read any of the graphic novels, and I saw the potential of this bad-ass Dark Knight character that, you know, to me, just kicks ass compared to any other superhero.
I’m so happy you lost that bet Christian Bale!!!