Christian Bale received acclaim for his portrayal of Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. With his latest role as Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder, Bale has gained new fans. However, there is one character in another franchise that he would enjoy playing to appease his inner child.

The Dark Knight trilogy’s Oscar-winning actor told The Hollywood Reporter that he could be persuaded to join the Star Wars franchise but only if it meant carrying on the legacy of the infamous but unnamed Stormtrooper who smacked his head against the doorframe in the background of A New Hope.

All I ever wanted in Star Wars was to be in a Star Wars outfit and hit my head on a door or something as I walked through. The real nerds who watched Star Wars way too many times always knew about that one scene where the Stormtrooper hits his head on the door as he comes through. I wanted to be that guy. That was it. 

But look, if I’m fortunate enough to be more than that, oh man, yeah. What a delight that would be. I’ve still got the figures from when I was little. I also know Kathy Kennedy very well because she was working with Spielberg when I did Empire of the Sun, and now, she runs the Star Wars universe.

A 2019 fan documentary was even devoted to the search for the identity of the extra. Fans have been speculating about the identity of the helmet-thumping stormtrooper for years. It’s hilarious because he’d have a helmet on and nobody would know who he is. It would be like when George Clooney played a dog in South Park’s fourth-ever episode, “Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Boat Ride.” In the end, we’re here for it.

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Gunjan Nath

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