Even though he starred as Batman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy, he admitted that he hasn't watched Ben Affleck's take on the character just yet, and isn't particularly intrigued by the genre in general.
During his chat, the Oscar victor explained that the original Star Wars movies hold a place in his heart, and even his 12-year-old daughter Emmeline is a fan of the franchise.More news: Prime Minister Narendra Modi ranks third in global leaders survey
Christian Bale came this close to entering the Star Wars galaxy.
"Yes, very tempting", Bale said.
About a year ago, Lucasfilm was on the hunt for a veteran actor to play Han Solo's mentor in Solo: A Star Wars Story - and they almost cast a former Batman to play the role. "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 from many years back". Another interesting tweak that relates more directly to Star Wars is that, when translated into a variety of other languages, some countries released The Last Jedi with "Jedi" taking on a plural meaning as opposed to singular. He confirmed, "There was discussion", adding, "I hope there will be future discussions". It sounds like he would be keen on working with Lucasfilm if the circumstances were right, revealing he's a "huge fan" of Star Wars and has passed his love for it down to his children. I've still got the Millennium Falcon, I've got the AT-AT [All Terrain Armored Transport]. "She absolutely adored Darth Maul".More news: Meryl Streep has suggestions for Oprah cabinet
He explained, "I have not seen [Ben Affleck's Batman]".
This is the best news fans have heard about the anthology film since Ron Howard coming aboard to direct the film. His assignment is something I'm very happy about. Bale could basically do anything - see also his commitment to the Method that's led him to do some extreme things in order to play roles in films like The Machinist to Backseat.
Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Paul Bettany all co-star in Solo, the second standalone spin-off after 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.More news: Kaalakaandi Review: Could Saif Ali Khan Starrer Impress The Audience?