Christian Bale: Ledger loved Bat bike

Christian Bale shared a mutual enjoyment for the Batcycle with the late Heath Ledger.

The star of the Batman franchise has recalled his memories of what it was like driving the superhero’s vehicles on set. Although he never got the chance to “fly the Bat” himself, Bale shared in former Ledger’s enjoyment of the “incredible bike”. The late actor portrayed The Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight.

“I never got to fly the bat but it was a hell of a thrill just to sit on it, it’s an incredible bike” he recalled to radio show hosts Kyle and Jackie O.

“My compatriot Heath enjoyed that too. He never got to do it in the movie, but a couple of times in the outtakes he got the chance to do so”.

Bale went on to discuss his other memories of late Australian actor Ledger. The star died in January 2008, before he could complete the series of Batman films.

“I have absolutely wonderful memories [of him],” Bale said. “I’m very proud I got to know him as a friend”.

Bale continued with an emotional summary of the legacy left by Ledger.

“He is as much a part of The Dark Knight Rises as he was The Dark Knight,” he insisted. “I see it as one continuous movie. He creates a wonderful portrayal and that will always be remembered. I am very proud to have been part of it.”

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