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Christian Bale Auditioned In Val Kilmer’s Batsuit – More Behind The Scenes Pics From ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy’



Fans of Christopher Nolan‘s ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy have a lot to look forward to when the ‘Ultimate Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray boxset is released on Tuesday Sept 24. There is tons of bonus material, and we get to see Christian Bale‘s audition tape where he had to dons the same Batsuit that Val Kilmer wore in Joel Schumacher‘s ‘Batman Forever.’  Take a look!

Christian Bale auditions for Batman Begins in… by BatmanNewsCom

He auditions opposite his ‘The Fighter’ co-star Amy Adams who I think would have been a better choice for Rachel Dawes. That part eventually went to Katie Holmes, and Katie was allowed out of the house for awhile, so I guess it wasn’t all bad. We’ll also see Cillian Murphy, who would get the role of Scarecrow in ‘Batman Begins,’ try on the Batsuit but he wasn’t quite what the filmmakers were looking for. His lips look a lot like Kilmer’s though, don’t they?




The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition’ will feature six discs, including the retails version of the films, cute little Mattel versions of the Batmobile and Batpod, a 48-page book of production stills and Mondo mini posters of the series’ villains. Mysteriously missing, Catwoman.

The set is limited edition, only 141,500 were made! It retails for $99.99. So will you Bat stans be adding this to your collection?

Video courtesy of IndieWire, photos courtesy of BatmanNews