Watch Christian Bale’s Batman Screen Test… With Superman’s Girlfriend

Here’s a clip from this week’s big Dark Knight Trilogy box set,* featuring Christian Bale‘s screentest, in one of Val Kilmer‘s old suits. He was very thin at the time, fresh off The Machinist, but putting on a bit of a gruff helped convince Chris Nolan and co. that he was the man.

For the purposes of these screen tests, Amy Adams stood in opposite the various Batmen, as “a favour”. This would have been in 2004, I believe, before her breakout with Junebug. Next year, she’ll actually get to make a Batman movie.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x14yskz

I wonder if Ben Affleck will be doing a growl too? I certainly don’t think it’s necessary

Thanks to Batman News for the embed.

*Actually, it’s not out until much later in the UK.

francomothermayi

Does The Trailer For James Franco’s Mother, May I Sleep With Danger Remake Reveal A Masterwork?

sidebar20

There’s Still Time To Pre-Order Mouse Guard’s Lieam & Sadie Plush

cf61197c1f001cf9c687afdbfecbbe3d_original

Robots vs. Princesses…What Could Be Better? An Interview With Todd Matthy

GailSimone

Not Just A Writer, But An Artist Too: Gail Simone At Mega Convention

Comic Book Creator Arrested On Suspicion Of Rape And Of Murder

DC Universe Rebirth #1 Gets A Second Print – For $5.99

Cavanagh-2

Tom Cavanagh Still A Flash Series Regular

quicksilver

X-Men Apocalypse Featurette Takes A Look At Quicksilver’s Run

4001_002_COVER-B_LOTAY

4001 A.D. Is A Different Type Of Summer Event

Three Weeks Of Chelsea…Five Thoughts