It seems as though Christian Bale might not be ready to give up the mantle of The Batman. Reports have suggested that he's been offered $50 million to reprise his role as The Caped Crusader. Before completing The Dark Knight trilogy Bale stated :-
Chris always said he wanted to make it one film at a time. And we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying ‘We’re about to make the third.’ We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well… It’s a torch that should be handed from one actor to another, so I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with.
It remains to be seen whether or not Bale will actually take the offer, It makes the most logical sense after the hugely successful Dark Knight trilogy. I just wonder whether or not Bale's Batman would work as well in a non Nolan universe.