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.

CORNELIUS SMITH JR., ADRIANNE PALICKI, EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, HENRY SIMMONS

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