Christian Bale is set to play another superhero.
The actor – who has played Batman in both ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘The Dark
Knight’ – is said to be the number one choice to play Dr. Strange in movie
studio Marvel’s latest comic book adaptation.
A source said: “Christian is hot property right now, courtesy of Batman.
Doctor Strange is a very different kind of hero to Batman and it’s felt
Christian is the sort of actor who can make the part work on screen.
“It is understood a deal could be struck in the coming weeks.”
The Welsh-born star “tops the list” of movie bosses to portray Dr. Strange,
a former surgeon who becomes a powerful sorcerer after a car accident leaves
him unable to perform operations.
Bale also plays hero John Connor in the upcoming ‘Terminator Salvation’ and
has signed on for two more sequels in the science-fiction franchise.
He has also expressed an interest in reprising his role as Batman if a third
film is confirmed.