Former Batman Christian Bale has confirmed that he had talks with Lucasfilm and Katleen Kennedy for this summer’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.
While promoting his new western on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the Oscar-winning actor revealed that he was tempted to join Solo: A Star Wars Story, having been a lifelong fan of the franchise. Bale also stated that he hopes to have further discussions in the future.
See what the actor said below:
“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.”
Since his role as Bruce Wayne aka. Batman in the Christopher Nolan trilogy, Bale has stayed relatively far away from bigger blockbusters. If we were to see the actor join the Star Wars franchise, it would indeed signal a new stage in his very successful career.
As for what Star Wars movie Bale could eventually appear in, it’s possible that the actor could land a role in Rian Johnson’s new trilogy. The Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is also possible, as the film is reportedly heading into production next year. While it’s a stretch to claim that Bale will appear in one of these films, it’s safe to assume that Lucasfilm will want to nail the actor down for a future movie.
Source: Happy Sad Confused