Watch Christian Bale’s Batman Begins audition in Val Kilmer’s batsuit

The forthcoming release of the The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray has seen an extraordinary extra feature surface online, with Christian Bale reading for the part of Batman opposite Amy Adams!

The audition footage shows Bale trying out his new Batman growl in the same batsuit worn by Val Kilmer in Batman Forever , while Adams fills in for Katie Holmes.

There’s also some interview footage with Christopher Nolan, in which the director explains the rationale for that famous growl, an idea that Bale apparently came up with himself.

Take a look, below:

Lois Lane swapping dialogue with Batman? Yes, there’s plenty for comic-book aficionados to get their teeth into here... If the rest of the extra features are half as much fun, we should be in for a treat.

Packaged as a six-disc set jam-packed with new extras, The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be available to buy in UK stores on 7 October 2013.


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