Batman vs Superman

March 15, 2010: Christian Bale Was Almost Superman

MTV's SplashPage discovered via an interview with Wolfgang Peterson that back in 2003 Christian Bale was very nearly cast in the role of Superman for his never-made "Batman vs. Superman" film.

    In an exclusive interview, Petersen - director of such blockbuster fare as "Air Force One," "Outbreak," "The Perfect Storm" and "The Neverending Story" - told us that Bale was among the two actors he met with for the role of Superman, with Josh Harnett being the second candidate. And according to the helmer, the film nearly happened.

    "It was pretty close," said Petersen. "And then the studio got a single Superman script I think from J.J. Abrams at that time, and [Warner Bros. chief] Alan Horn was so torn - because it's such a fascinating concept to do a Batman versus Superman film. And I still think it would be to do that. But the studio decided to try separate version of Superman and Batman, and then maybe think about down the road if you want to bring them together in one film."

You can read the complete article at MTV.com.



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