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Christian Bale isn't Batman in the Justice League, insists Batman

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Maintaining the shroud of secrecy under which all Batmen must operate, Christian Bale has insisted once again that he isn’t Batman in any forthcoming Justice League film, which is exactly what Batman would say. “We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy,” Bale told Entertainment Weekly, using his normal, non-Batman voice by way of completely throwing off suspicion that he’s actually Batman, who speaks in a slightly gruffer manner.


Of course, such clever obfuscation is nothing new: Despite the efforts of certain intrepid Internet sites to expose him by using undeniable unsourced conjecture, Bale has long insisted that he simply can't be Batman without Christopher Nolan—a ruse further perpetrated by Nolan saying he also no longer has anything to do with Batman, and by repeated insistence from both Warner Bros. and screenwriter David S. Goyer that any Justice League version of Batman would definitely not be wealthy playboy actor Christian Bale, as that would be ridiculous.

“I have no information, no knowledge about anything. I’ve literally not had a conversation with a living soul. I understand that they may be making a Justice League movie, that’s it,” Christian Batman said, by way of continuing that campaign of denial, really overselling it at this point. Batman added that he will instead “enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with,” perched ever-watchful, a silent guardian in the night.

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