Please note that if you haven't seen the Dark Knight film series from beginning to end there may be spoilers. Source: http://au.ign.com/articles/2013/03/04/report-bale-to-return-as-batman-in-justice-league Because this is a rumour and will most likely in some way be addressed quite quickly I decided to post this just to get other people's thoughts and maybe start a quick discussion. I honestly have no complaints against this bit of news if it's true. Bale is a great Bruce Wayne and Batman and Nolan definitely knows how to ground a comic book movie to reality. Warning: Spoilers inside! The only disagreement I could at all have with this is that the Legend of Batman ended in The Dark Knight Rises with Batman 'dying' for the the citizens of Gotham and Bruce Wayne leaving to live a better life. The only way I could see the Justice League movie happening with Christian Bale would be if they could properly explain why he's returning and if in some way they show or hint that Joseph Gordon Levitt's character, Robin, had been protecting the city in Batman's absence.