Christian Bale portrayed one of the best Batman’s in cinematic history, albeit his voice sounding like Gollum w/ throat cancer. Speaking of which, did you know that in early tests he never sounded that way? A featurette excerpt from The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition offers up a look at Christian Bale’s audition for Batman Begins. Not only does it show a subtle sounding bats (and by subtle, I mean it sounds normal compared to that frog eating firecrackers voice we’ve all made fun of) but he’s dressed in Val Kilmers Batsuit from Batman Forever and he’s acting opposite Man of Steel’s Amy Adams. For emoting purposes, Bale made the decision to up the theatrics.
Da hell? Amy Adams? Why you no cast her as Rachel? I also dig the Kilmer suit, looked rather rad. As far as the whole voice thing. Why didn’t he use THAT voice? WAY better then what he used in the movies! I guess I get it, though. There needs to be a distinction between Bruce Wayne and the man in the Batsuit; something deep/intimidating. What we got, though, was forced and ridiculous. Which got even more laughably bad in TDK and TDKR. Whatever, history is history. The Nolan Bat films are still phenomenal.