Christian Bale: 'Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Was Not Offered To Me

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" actor Christian Bale has revealed he was not asked to return for the role of Batman, according to Huffington Post.

Speaking to Esquire UK, Bale said there were no deals offered to him to do the role again.

"People were talking about this obscene amount of money they were saying was thrown at me," he said. "No. I didn't have a single conversation with anybody about ever playing the role again."

Bale recently opened up to Empire about being jealous of Ben Affleck getting the role.

"I've got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a bit of me going, 'Oh go on... Let's do another," Bale said, quoted via Comic Book Movie. "So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour.

He added, "But I'm 40. The fact that I'm jealous of someone else playing Batman...I think I should have gotten over it by now." He also revealed that he emailed Affleck to offer him some pieces of advice in playing the role.

"I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid anything that I did," he joked.

Bale, however, ultimately decided it was time to let the character go but he does keep some fond memories of doing the film.

He also spoke about his earlier thoughts about doing the movie, saying: "Absolutely, going into it, it was like, 'Is this going to be a joke?'" He said jumping into the popular franchise was "a leap of faith."

Answering if he sometimes uses the Batman film in the voice, Bale said: "For my daughter's friends. It's like, yes... alright. I've beomce easier about it. Because I'm not it any more, you know?"

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