Christian Bale on the Set of “Exodus”

Posted on October 25, 2013

We hereby bitchily dub this movie “BatMoses.”


Christian Bale on the set of the movie “Exodus” in the desert of Tabernas in Almeria, Spain.

We hope he uses his Batman voice through the whole movie. “LET MY PEOPLE GO!!!! RAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!”






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  • Diego!


  • Rand Ortega

    HAHAHAHA! I simply can’t take any of this seriously.

    • Glam Dixie

      I know, right? My exact thought.

    • tereliz

      I had no idea this was even a thing until just now.

      Mind: Blown.

      • fursa_saida

        Alternate title: Last Time We Did This We Had Liz Taylor but Batman Will Have To Do.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Does this mean we get the BatChariot? A quippy sidekick for Batmoses?
      Why did anyone think this movie was a good idea?

  • “BatMoses.”

    I am bowing the fuck down to you two. Bowing.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Could we still have him sing a few bars in his Newsies persona?

    • tereliz

      Pro-mised Land,
      Take Me There,
      Let Them Follow Me
      Say a Prayer…
      I’ll Be There!

      • Karen Belgrad

        And now BatMoses proclaims that the above song shall be stuck in the heads of all the peoples of all the lands…..

        • No chance, I have a Bob Marley earworm.

          • formerlyAnon

            “Movement of jah Peeopleee . . . ”

            My earworm is just the one line. Not even the whole chorus

          • … I don’t actually know the whole chorus!

          • demidaemon

            Sadly, my earworm for the past week and a half has been “Applause” by Lady Gaga. I like the song, but not that much. HELP ME!

          • TwiddlyStun

            I am told this works – always has for me. When you have a bad earworm, sing the Muppets’ MaNaMaNa (do-do-do-do-do) until it replaces your existing earworm. The MaNaMaNa earworm will gently drift away on its own.

    • gabbilevy

      This is a live-action Prince of Egypt remake? Yes?! SINGING?!

    • Leah Elzinga

      guess what I’m trying to find on Netflix tonight!!

  • Inspector_Gidget

    First Noah and now Exodus? Oh God (heh), are bible epics making a comeback? ‘Cause that’s a trend that rightly died with Cecil B. Demille.

    • Rand Ortega

      Lots of frightened movie goers seeking comfort in their religion. There was the Red Scare in the fifties & early ’60’s when the last surge of “Sandal/Bible Epics” were in vogue. Now it’s the Obama(care) Scare.

      • Imasewsure

        Hence the zombies and vampires too… and I think it’s a bit more than a healthcare plan that is frightening people back in to the “basics” – Politics aside, Hollywood (and their fan base) also loves a remake – the more familiar the better!!

        • Rand Ortega

          I think it’s the fear of a changing America– which is what the election of the 1st African American President embodies– is why people are defaulting to comfort movies & archetypes like vampires and zombie . Fear of the other, the unknown, of change. The ACA is the legislative linchpin of that fear as such a law has never been attempted before. Is “Exodus” a remake of the 1960 Paul Newman film of the same name? I thought this was something different entirely.

          • Imasewsure

            Well I disagree about the basic reasons since these trends have been here longer than the current administration but I do think that every 20 years or so we seem to feel the need to tackle the big “stories” again and again (hence a new Romeo & Juliet, and at least two Moses movies in the works). Doesn’t look like a pure remake of Exodus though – supposed to show a “different side” of Moses… my guess is either he will be naked a lot or bitter and vengeful (a la Die Hard)… 🙂

        • Inspector_Gidget

          They could maybe do something interesting and different with it. But based on these pics, it’s looking more like a reboot of “History of the World, Part 1”

          • Imasewsure

            Looks like this one is a slightly new take on an old story… not my bag but probably will end up being “epic” like the tale it tells! Ridley Scott, Christian Bale, Aaron Paul and a whole lot more

          • MoHub

            Mel Brooks will get you for that!

    • mariahwg

      I selfishly want this to be good, because otherwise it’ll be a whole lot of Disney-fied Prince of Egypt during Passover.

      I hate Disney, but I credit it with my kids going nuts over the Haggadah.

      • Jonquil

        a) The Prince of Egypt was DreamWorks.
        b) That movie is friggin’ amazing.

        • mariahwg

          That (Dreamworks) makes sense. I should have guessed. Still. There are PRECIOUS few animated musicals for which the music does not make me want to puke. Prince of Egypt is just “meh” for me, musically, so much better than it could have been. And I will say, after Moses finds out about his history, when he dreams that the hieroglyphics are coming alive … it’s pretty stunning.

          It was really hard though for me to overlook Mr. Male-Model-Moses. It looks like they Charlized Bale for this one, which is a point in it’s favor.

          But mostly, I didn’t mind Prince of Egypt, since the kids love it, and it covers the story fairly solidly. I would however love an alternative so it doesn’t get so old.

      • Rand Ortega

        Have you ever seen “The Animated Haggadah” or “Out Of Egypt” from Israel?

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Literal LOLs happening here.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I’m sorry, but I live in NYC, so I have to dub this “Stinky Guy On the Subway”.

    PS – oh, and LULZ!

    • SugarSnap108

      Yep. My first thought was, he looks like a certain gentleman on the A train.

      • Jacqueline Wessel

        I think I’ve seen him in the 34th Street Herald Square station.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          He’s hangin’ around St. Mark’s Place when I head to Whiskers on E. 9th to buy cat food.

    • StellaZafella

      Screw “realism” in my biblical epics! Give me back Cecil B and Dino deLa for pageantry and oily chested slaves in loin cloths.

      To paraphrase Dudley Moore, etal in Beyond the Fringe: “When I go to the movies, I don’ t want to see filth, grime and and bad grooming…after all, I can get all that at home!”

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I cheerfully admit to having a soft spot for Edward G. Robinson cooing “My little mudflower, my dove of the Nile” at a cringing Debra Pagett in DeMille’s “Ten Commandments”. Plus, how can you beat Nina Foch as Pharaoh’s wife, and the one and only Yul Brynner as Pharaoh?
        Then again, if someone wanted to cast Idris Elba as Pharaoh….

        • fursa_saida

          Yup, looking at this just makes me want to watch The Ten Commandments again.

  • Jessica Freeman

    This is funny. Really. Very. Funny. I started laughing at the thumbnail.

  • Imasewsure

    Worst Sausage Friday ever! Except it’s early yet…. 🙂

    • ShaoLinKitten

      The uncles show throw in some Jackman just to liven things up.

  • Margaret Nikoleit

    Is that infinity scarf part of the costume?! It bugs.

    • YoungSally

      It goes with the navy terry bathrobe/toga that was worn by my boyfriend in the early 80s….it was a gift from his mom.

  • Matthew Davie

    The legs. I had no idea he had such nice stems.

    • YES – I thought “gosh he wears sandals well”. Finely turned ankles!

    • alyce1213

      Imagining him in a kilt now.

  • MilaXX

    That last line uncles. iCackled

  • hughman

    Dear Ricky Martin –

    THIS is how you wear a scarf.


  • DTLAFamilies

    I know he’s a talented actor and all, but holy shit Christian Bale is exhausting.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I’m thinking his hair should be longer for this role. And, completely off topic, is anyone planning on watching “Styled to Rock”?

  • wildemoose

    That’s the worst fake beard I’ve ever seen, and I have seen a LOT of community theater.

    • Knightley

      I was just about to say, only Christian Bale can grow a beard and have it look that fake.

      Maybe it is fake, but he’s never struck me as the type of actor who would put up with a fake beard.

      • alyce1213

        I don’t think he’d wear a fake beard, he’s such a stickler for inhabiting the physical reality of a character. I think he grew it intentionally unkempt and untended, and it looks like shit because you know, desert.

  • AndiMarie

    Ugh, first Russell Crowe as Noah and now BatMoses. Hollywood really is fresh out of original ideas, aren’t they?

  • formerlyAnon

    These photos are an excellent argument for the kilt.

    • Sarah

      The fiance is getting one for Xmas. *Stomps ground as if it has hoof and makes lil bull horn symbols with fingers*

      • alyce1213

        Lucky you.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        My husband was once a member of the City of Alexandria Pipe band, and the band uniform is modeled after a mid-19th century Scottish military unit. They looked smashing, and as one of the guys once joked, When you’re wearing this, you can’t help but get laid!

  • CeeQ

    I’m thinking it’s more BatMosesRobinHood? Who knew Moses had a knack with a bow and arrow?
    Oh yes, absolutely the Batman Voice. Pharaoh would shit himself if he heard that voice behind him in a dark alley!

  • That was the most awesomely bitchy thing I’ve read all day. Batmoses, I literally laughed out loud.

  • Aidan B

    OMG, Batmoses. DYING.

    • lamamu

      Laughed for a solid minute before coming up for air…thank you uncles!

  • For a minute I thought, wow, they’re remaking “Exodus”? the movie about the founding of Israel? the one from the early 60s that starred Paul Newman? Why is this guy wearing an ancient looking costume? Then I realized….Oh, *THAT* Exodus. The original. Duh.

    • sagecreek

      Thank God, Ellen, I thought exactly the same. I was very confused by this photograph!

  • slizzy

    This looks like it will be a fine scenery-chewing spectacle. ACTING!

    However, this is reminding me to go and rewatch Batman Begins. Does anyone remember his body in that movie? I remember a loud straight-girl gasp, which was embarrassing since I was sitting next to my husband at the time.

    • Gloriana Reginata

      It’s the moment when he falls into that press-up. Never gets old.

    • Corsetmaker

      Especially when he’d come straight from The Machinist’s emaciation!

  • Judy_S

    This is so weird. Written by the Tower Heist team and directed by Ridley Scott. It would be cool if the burning bush was a spaceship…

    • Sarah

      According to Ancient Aliens, I’m pretty sure it was.

      • julnyes

        Now I’m not saying its Aliens, but …… its aliens.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      planted by one of the engineer aliens from Prometheus, no doubt!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Now that I’ve had my good laugh for the day…I have to say Christian is rocking those sandals. Is he really that hirsute, or did the make-up people get to his outer extremities?

  • Owen Peterson

    Actually this is a good fit.. actual history shows Moses to be a war like man who used genocide to defeat his enemies after they left Egypt and then butchered every other tribe living in he area of present day Israel so he and his tribe could be in complete control. This is historic fact!!!

    • alyce1213

      Got any facts about what he wore?

  • julnyes

    I hope he does the whole thing with his original Welsh accent.

    • Imasewsure

      Maybe they will cast Russell Crowe too and he could add his Australian accent to the mix too. 🙂

      • julnyes

        All the Egyptians should be Irish … just so I can have Andrew Scott as Pharaoh.

  • crash1212

    Totally diggin’ the sandals.

  • Monday1900

    Who knew Moses had such a trendy haircut? This project has train wreck written all over it to me.

  • greymain

    where is sausage Friday??? Did I miss something?

  • JennyB

    I’d much rather see a picture of Paul Newman from HIS Exodus movie.

  • Jennifer McGuire

    In that period, the sword would have been a khopesh. The sandals have heels and the style’s all wrong. Don’t even talk to me about the armor and the wool tunic. The entire deal looks Roman to me. Did nobody do any friggin’ research?? Ye gods.

    • Corsetmaker

      Do they have researchers for these things (mutters away to herself on a braveheart rant)

  • MoHub

    “G-d has given us these 15—oy!—10! Ten wonderful commandments for all to hear and obey!”

    • Saturnine

      Love love love.

  • Bat Moses or…….. Moses Wayne?!

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Not gonna lie, kind of want the female version of the blue look

  • Laylalola

    Just, no.

  • Trickytrisha

    I am sooo not buying that archery thing, or the scarf thing, or the sandals by Ferragamo thing. Actually, this production, simply on the evidence of these photos, looks like it will give anyone who looks for “authenticity” a bad tummy ache. Oh well, It will probably be wildly successful, unless it doesn’t sit well with certain religious groups.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Ferragamo. Huge in Canaan circa 1400 BC, evidently.

    • Julie Parr

      Haha. Sandals by Ferragamo. Very good.

  • andi56

    Nice sandals! My people always had a thing for excellent footwear. As we say among my peeps, “Let my people go to Saks Fifth Avenue for the yearly sale.”

    • Gatto Nero

      I’m thinking those soles/heels are not historically accurate.

  • andi56

    Speaking of “Exodus,” the movie loosely based on Leon Uris’ book, I have to say Christian Bale is no Paul Newman.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Only Paul Newman was Paul Newman-they broke the mold after Paul was made.

  • PeaceBang

    Moses rocking an infinity scarf. I die.

  • Saturnine

    Am I supposed to be giggling this hard?

  • Fred Vaughn

    He’s ready for a bear run. Might I suggest Hibearnation next weekend in St. Louis?

  • Leah Elzinga

    lmao! The Batman voice is the WORST. I can’t help but roll my eyes constantly. On the plus side I’m pretty sure I now know what the inside of my skull looks like, so thanks for that, Batman.

  • jencapture

    I really like the idea of Moses wearing an artfully wrapped scarf/ snood. Just like I imagined during the Red Sea parting!


  • Kent Roby

    Are you CERTAIN this is Christian Bale, and not Gaga?

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