HOLLYWOOD – News just in that Christian Bale, who turned down an opportunity to reappear in the role of Batman, has opted to take on another superhero role instead: Daredevil.
The original 2003 Marvel film was directed by Mark Steven Johnson and spawned a spin off in Elektra starring Jennifer Garner. However, the film was generally seen as something of a disappointment and the prospects of a sequel were slim, with many pointing to the lackluster performance of a certain Ben Affleck.
However, this morning when according to Marvel, Christian Bale turned up at Marvel head office in a state one studio insider described as ‘tired and emotional’.
He was dressed as Daredevil and at first was very incoherent. He kept on muttering something about ‘Argo f*ck yourself!’ We really didn’t know what to make of it. Then he said he wanted to do Daredevil and he’d do it for free.
The word ‘free’ had a magical effect as Marvel immediately swung into action, printed off a contract, wrote a script and green lit the production. Jennifer Lopez has agreed to co-star as Elektra.
Daredevil 2 will be released sometime in 2016.