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Christian Bale Comes To Life As Starkiller In Captivating Fan Art

After jumping back into the world of comic book movies with his villainous turn in "Thor: Love and Thunder," some fans are clamoring for Christian Bale to next join up with Disney's other juggernaut franchise: "Star Wars." 

Bale joining "Star Wars" is something that he himself has discussed before, revealing in 2018 that he was actually up for a role in "Solo: A Star Wars Story" and that he loves the world of Jedi created by George Lucas. 

"I not only love the films going back to my childhood but also have a very long relationship with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall because they did 'Empire of the Sun' many years back. There was discussion, [and] I hope there will be future discussions," Bale told Josh Horowitz on the "Happy Sad Confused" podcast at around the 39:50 mark. 

The "Batman Begins" star certainly sounds ready to head off to a galaxy far, far away, but what character could Bale take on? Recently, an impressive piece of fan artwork imagined the actor becoming a live-action version of Starkiller, a secret apprentice to Darth Vader introduced in the video game "The Force Unleashed" in 2008. The character was voiced by Sam Witwer as a video game character, but the fan artwork suggests Bale could likely convincingly step into the role.

Christian Bale as Starkiller

The fan art shows Christian Bale in character, half the poster covered in blue and the other in red. The image imagines Starkiller as headlining his own series for Disney+. "Original series streaming 2025," the mockup poster reads. 

A Starkiller series would have plenty of company on Disney+, with the streaming service having already aired "The Mandalorian," "Obi-Wan Kenobi," "The Book of Boba Fett" and plenty more on the way. The artwork was posted to Instagram by user Jason Benullo Design, and the artist actually revealed he believes the Starkiller role is more suited for voice actor Sam Witwer. 

"Would you like to see Bale join the Star Wars universe as Starkiller or some other character? And while he is a great actor, I believe this role belongs to [Sam Witwer] alone," the artist wrote. 

Bale has said his daughter's love for "Star Wars" has reignited his passion, revealing in the previously mentioned interview with Josh Horowitz (at around 39:00) that he even still has some of his old Star Wars toys, so his fandom of the franchise certainly isn't up for debate.

"Star Wars really interests me. I've still got the Millennium Falcon, I've got the AT-AT. My daughter, her first love was Darth Vader. She absolutely adored Darth Maul," the actor explained.