Christian Bale Confirms SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Talks; Seems Interested In A Future STAR WARS Project

Christian Bale Confirms SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Talks; Seems Interested In A Future STAR WARS Project

During a new interview, Christian Bale (The Dark Knight trilogy) confirmed that he was indeed up for the mentor role in Solo: A Star Wars Story, but things clearly didn't work out. More past the jump...

Around the time Woody Harrelson was cast as the young space-smuggler's mentor in Solo: A Star Wars Story, a rumor that Christian Bale was also in line for the role did the rounds, and the actor has now confirmed that this was the case.

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While appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Bale said the role was "tempting", but doesn't divulge the specific reason he decided to pass on it.

“Yes, [it was] very tempting. I not only love the films going back to my childhood but also have a very long relationship with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall because they did Empire of the Sun many years back. There was discussion, [and] I hope there will be future discussions.”

Those "future discussions" could very well come to fruition, because the Dark Knight star is a big fan of the galaxy far, far away, and admits to still having The Millennium Falcon and an At-At in his collection. However, we probably shouldn't hold our breaths for another superhero role any time soon, because Bale also reiterates that he really doesn't have much interest:

"I have not [seen Ben Affleck’s Batman]. Yes I’m interested [in seeing it], my son seemed like he was really interested, but then I realized he just wanted to see the trailer and that was it—I tend to go see films that [my kids] want to see. I have to confess I’m not a huge superhero film fan. People seem surprised at that, I don’t know why. I’ve not seen any of the Avengers films or any of those films at all. I hear they’re very good, but I’m quite happy just hearing they’re very good."

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