Zack Snyder Wanted Christian Bale in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder says that he wanted to cast Christian Bale in his upcoming film, though Bale wouldn’t have reprised his role as the caped crusader. “This is a total and opposite reality from the Chris Nolan movies,” he told Australian publication Film Ink.  “It’s another universe, so we couldn’t hire Christian Bale if we wanted to, because he doesn’t exist in our world. Maybe we could hire him to play another part. We did talk about that briefly.