Christian Bale's Strange role
'Batman' actor Christian Bale is set to play Dr. Strange in movie studio Marvel's latest comic book adaptation
Christian Bale is set to play another superhero.
The actor - who has played Batman in both 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight' - is said to be the number one choice to play Dr. Strange in movie studio Marvel's latest comic book adaptation.
A source said: "Christian is hot property right now, courtesy of Batman. Doctor Strange is a very different kind of hero to Batman and it's felt Christian is the sort of actor who can make the part work on screen.
"It is understood a deal could be struck in the coming weeks."
The Welsh-born star "tops the list" of movie bosses to portray Dr. Strange, a former surgeon who becomes a powerful sorcerer after a car accident leaves him unable to perform operations.
Bale also plays hero John Connor in the upcoming 'Terminator Salvation' and has signed on for two more sequels in the science-fiction franchise.
He has also expressed an interest in reprising his role as Batman if a third film is confirmed.
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