The Christian Bale Screen Test for ‘Batman Begins’

With Ben Affleck taking over Batman duties in the next Man of Steel movie, it’s the perfect time to look back at how Affleck will never fill Christian Bale’s codpiece.

In the clip below, Bale can be seen opposite Amy Adams in Val Kilmer’s batsuit screen testing for Batman Begins. One thing to note is the Batman voice he did for the screen test is a lot more understated than the one that he actually did in the movie. Here it sounds perfectly fine. Almost natural, even. Then there’s the one he did in the actual film where it sounded like the most awful thing I’ve ever heard. If I was a criminal and I heard him talk like that, I’d be all like, “Really? C’mon, bro. Really?! ,” before being punched in the face.

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10 years ago

He actually did use this voice in all three films. Starting with The Dark Knight, Chris Nolan altered the voice in post-production to make it much more raspy.

The Blemish
10 years ago
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Oh, so I’m supposed to blame Nolan for this then.