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Riddle Me This: Why Did Christian Bale Wear Val Kilmer’s Costume To Audition For Batman? [VIDEO]

Ok, that wasn’t actually a riddle, and I don’t have an answer for you, but Christian Bale really did wear Val Kilmer’s costume from Batman Forever to audition for Batman Begins. And he did the scene with Amy Adams. You can thank The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition blu-ray (on sale tomorrow) for this gem. Joygasm!

(via Geekosystem)

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  • Anonymous

    I’ve heard of stuff like this in the past. It didn’t happen, but I know one of the actresses trying out for the Catwoman part in Batman Returns seriously showed up dressed in a Catwoman outfit to try and convey how serious she was about pursuing the part.

  • Aaron Victor Steimle

    Sean Young, there. She was a lovely replicant Rachel in Blade Runner.

  • Jaime A. Garcia

    I read that Bale, and every one who had to audition, screen tested with the Panther suit. This seems to be the Sonar Suit that appears later in Forever. I’m just curious about seeing Bale in a suit with batnipples.

  • frodobatmanvader

    Y’know it’s funny, I had quietly disliked how they had altered/reduced the amount of jawline that the Bat-mask showed… but now, having seen how goofy Bale looks with the more exposed jaw… I think they made the right choice.

  • Jim

    She is also BATSHIT crazy

  • Thomas Hayes

    Helen Slater auditioned for Supergirl in a home-made costume too. Must have made an impression!