Is Christian Bale rising back on the big screen as Batman?
Entertainment Weekly (EW) has reported the actor has been offered $50 million to reprise the role of the brooding superhero in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, according to the e-book Beyond Batman: The Unauthorized True Story of Christian Bale and His Dark Knight Dilemma.
However, Bale stated multiple times that he won't be wearing the cape and cowl again in the near future -- including the Justice League film scheduled for a 2017 release.
However, in his interview with Empire magazine last year, Bale spoke of his interest for a fourth installment as Batman, whom he played in Christopher and Jonathan Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, which has earned universal acclaim and grossed over two billion dollars worldwide.
Here's some trivia: Michael Keaton, who played Batman in the first two movies with director Tim Burton, turned down $15 million dollars to return as the Caped Crusader for 1995's Batman Forever when the actor didn't like the direction the franchise was going.
Bale is the fourth actor succeed in the role of Bruce Wayne, the Gotham City billionaire who fights evil as Batman, the incorrupt symbol of justice and revenge against those preys on the fearful as his way to honor the memory of his murdered parents.