Christian Bale's abilities to transform his body and to disappear into a character influenced the decision to cast him in Batman Begins (2005), the first chapter in Christopher Nolan's definitive trilogy that proved a dark-themed narrative could resonate with audiences worldwide. A quiet, personal victory for Bale: he accepted the role after the passing of his father in late 2003, an event that caused him to question whether he would continue performing.
Recently watched all three of the Batman movies with Christian Bale and they are my favourite movies in the world! Love batman, but I also love the joker. I used to always hate the joker, but after re-watching the Dark Knight with a more open mind, I learned to appreciate the character. I think Heath Ledger was phenomenal and really fell into character. Also love Batman's gadgets and all the hidden messages throughout the movie. I would definitely recommend this trilogy!