Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Bad Career Move for Bale?

It has been officially confirmed that Christian Bale will be playing John Connor in the new Terminator movie entitled "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins." This is supposed to be part 1 of a brand-new trilogy envisioned by producers Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek, and Moritz Borman. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20164286,00.html

Why did Christian Bale agree to appear in three big budget action movies directed by McG (of "Charlie's Angels" fame aka he is not particularly well-respected)? Bale is a great actor and can convincingly portray any character he wants. He already has a big budget iconic character in the bag with Batman. I would think that role would take care of any action, monetary, etc type of desires he may have, leaving room for Bale to also act in smaller, edgier films. But now that he's committed to the Terminator movies and the Batman movies, how is going to have time to do anything else? He's so method too that I fear he will start believing we are living in a post-apocalyptic world and start making tourniquets out of shirt sleeves and screaming "Come with me if you want to live!!!" in his everyday life.

4 comments:

Comic Monkey said...

Apparently, his artistic integrity can be bought for like 50 million a year on big budget movies and merchandising. Maybe he's worried he won't be able to pay the rent if he holds out for Newsies 2.

Julina said...

I know what you're saying, but Derek Anderson had a good point with Harrison Ford starring in two huge franchises as well--Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Lisa XX said...

To that point, I say this. Harrison Ford is no Christian Bale. Harrison is good at these action popcorn movies while Bale can really act in any genre. Why limit himself to blockbusters?!

janet said...

Well, we know they aren't making a cinematic version of The Road any time soon, so he was available. Plus, I would much rather have Christian Bale save the world than I'm-getting-puffy Edward Furlong or any of the other no-names who've been John Connor. My only stipulation is that someone other than Claire Danes be cast as the love interest.