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Christian Bale Batman movies cited as bad influences

Fans of Christian Bale Batman movies and comic book movies in general may not like a report published Monday in Wales.

According to WalesOnline.com, Batman Begins and other modern super hero movies are bad influences on the world’s youth.

In an article titled “Macho superheroes are setting teens a bad example”, writer Clare Hutchinson of the Western Mail wrote:

The “macho” role models in comic books and movies, such as Christian Bale’s Batman in The Dark Knight, may be damaging the social skills of teenagers and even affecting their performance at school, it was claimed last night.

“There is a big difference in the movie superhero of today and the comic book superhero of yesterday,” said US psychologist Professor Sharon Lamb, from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

“Today’s superhero is too much like an action hero who participates in non-stop violence; he’s aggressive, sarcastic, and rarely speaks to the virtue of doing good for humanity.

“When not in superhero costume, these men, like Iron Man, exploit women, flaunt bling and convey their manhood with high-powered guns.”

That may be true about Iron Man — the strippers on Tony Stark’s plane fits Professor Lamb’s profile to a tee — but Batman Begins and The Dark Knight aren’t exactly known for their T and A appeal.

Unless Christopher Nolan decides to film part of Batman 3 inside a New Orleans brothel, it’s unlikely that Batman’s image as a Dark Knight for justice is going to change.

 

Posted by on August 16, 2010 in Batman Movie News, Batman Movies, Batman news from across the Web, Christian Bale News

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Batman 3: Eric Roberts won’t be Batman

Give Eric Roberts credit for cracking a funny. In an interview with USA Weekend’s Brian Truitt, the veteran character actor told the reporter he had exclusive information on Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Batman 3 movie.

Roberts said:

“I’m going to break this only to you: I am Batman next time.”

Considering Eric Roberts played mobster Salvatore Marone in Batman: The Dark Knight (2005), the likelihood of him replacing Christian Bale as Batman is slim-to-none.

You can see Roberts in the current Sylvester Stallone action movie The Expendables, which features just about anybody who has every played a part in an action film in the past 30 years.

Just don’t expect to see Roberts seeing action as Batman in Batman 3.  That would truly be funny.

 

Posted by on August 15, 2010 in Batman Movie News, Batman movie rumors, Batman news from across the Web, Christian Bale News

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Christian Bale replaced by Ben Affleck = today’s sign of the apocalypse

Perhaps Christian Bale just flat out bailed on the untitled Terrence Malick romantic drama that was set to begin filming in October. But was the big screen Batman replaced by Ben Affleck?

Apparently so.

Numerous reports cite Ben Affleck taking over the role Christian Bale was supposed to play in a film that also reportedly features Javier Bardem (Vicky Cristina Barcelona),  Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes) and Rachel Weisz (The Lovely Bones).

Bale was reportedly cast to portray a fisherman in this Malick movie, and the Boston Herald said Affleck was in an Oklahoma Bass Pro Shops store last week purchasing fishing gear with his wife Jennifer Garner and two daughters.

Now perhaps it’s a Christian Bale bias we have here at Batman Movie News and Rumors, but getting replaced in a film by Ben Affleck is akin to being kicked in the gonads.

(See Peal Harbor sucked video from Team America: World Police if you don’t get the reference.)

I need you like Ben Affleck needs acting school. He was terrible in that film“.

 

Posted by on August 15, 2010 in Christian Bale News

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