Christopher Nolan’s 'The Dark Knight' trilogy redefined the superhero genre. It is easily one of the best well-sculptured superhero films of our time. Unlike the current comic book movies which depend on intense use of CGI, green screens, and whatnot, Nolan's trilogy was more grounded and hyper-realistic which was one of the main reasons why the movie gained so much traction and a massive fan following right from the get-go. Another reason is simply Christian Bale's portrayal of the Caped Crusader is unparalleled to any other Batmen out there (yes, even Robert Pattinson's latest outing in Matt Reeves' The Batman). 

Ever since the last film, fans have been frantic and impatient and really want to see Bale put the cowl back on again. But there is good news! Bale has said that he is willing to be cast as Bruce Wayne aka Batman for the fourth time but under one condition - Christopher Nolan should be the acting director of the film. In a recent interview, the Oscar-winning actor mentioned she would put on the Dark Knight's cape once more as long as Nolan was back in the director's chair. “I had a pact with Chris Nolan. We said, ‘Hey, look. Let’s make three films, if we’re lucky enough to get to do that. And then let’s walk away. Let’s not linger too long.’ In my mind, it would be something if Chris Nolan ever said to himself, ‘You know what, I’ve got another story to tell.’ And if he wished to tell that story with me, I’d be in”,  he said.

Nolan’s trilogy began with Batman Begins in 2005, followed by The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, both of which grossed over $1 billion worldwide. However, Bale confirmed that a fourth installment hasn’t been discussed yet.

Bale is currently starring in Thor: Love and Thunder, which will mark his MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) debut. This will also be his first superhero film since Nolan’s Batman trilogy. But, instead of playing the protagonist this time, he will instead by playing the antagonist Gorr the God Butcher and will be seen going up against Thor and his team.