Christian Bale says no to Robin…

Christian Bale has revealed that he will quit the Batman franchise if the character of Robin is introduced.

The actor is quoted for saying: “If Robin crops up in one of the new Batman films, I’ll be chaining myself up somewhere and refusing to go to work.”

The character, Batman’s comic book sidekick, appeared in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin but was dropped for Christopher Nolan’s 2005 franchise reboot Batman Begins.

Conversely, acclaimed comic book writer Jeph Loeb hit back at Bale’s comment, explaining how Robin is a viable character in the Batman canon.

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