Christian Bale apparently learned a lot about being a superhero while preparing for his role as Batman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” The actor graciously made a surprise appearance to visit with survivors of last week’s horrific tragedy, in which 12 people lost their lives.
If you think this is a PR stunt by Warner Bros, it isn’t. The studio made it clear in a statement that Bale is in Colorado of his own personal choosing and is not there as a representative or employee of the studio.
While the hospital was given the heads-up that the actor and his wife would be making an appearance, they were specifically asked not to notify the media. It seems it was Bale’s intent to focus on the victims and the heroic team of emergency responders, rather than to seek a good photo op. Now that’s what a real superhero would do.