Christian Bale's Moses Goes Into Battle Mode In New Exodus: Gods And Kings Still

Starring as Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Christian Bale had to stand up against all of the comparisons made between him and all of the actors who had played the part before. In his next performance, the Oscar-winning actor will be attempting a similar feat – albeit with a very different kind of character. Later this year, Bale will be playing Moses in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, and his performance will surely draw comparisons to Charlton Heston’s role in Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments. From the look of the new still from Exodus you see above, it would appear that Bale is quite charged up for the challenge.

As you can see in this picture, which was debuted by Entertainment Weekly, this new version of the biblical hero – at least in the early portions of the film, is going to be going full-badass warrior mode, complete with battle armor, a horse, and sword, cutting down his bloody-hammer carrying foes. If this were an action figure, it would be named "Kick-Ass Moses" - or maybe just "Batman Moses."

Of course, the story of Moses will have its quiet times as well, and in those moments of Exodus, Bale will be sporting more of a robe-based attire, as we learned from the debut still from Exodus that came online last December:

Exodus Gods and Kings Christian Bale

While we have now gotten two good looks at Christian Bale in the film, I'm wondering when we might finally get a chance to see one of the other stars of the movie. While Bale's Moses is pretty clearly the movie's lead, Ridley Scott has assembled a spectacular supporting cast that also includes Aaron Paul, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and John Turturro. When will we finally get to see what they looked like decked out in biblical era costuming?

Based on a script by Tower Heist's Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, as well as Moneyball's Steve Zaillian, Exodus: Gods And Kings is an adaptation of the biblical story of how the Jewish people were kept enslaved by the Pharaoh of Egypt until Moses was able to lead them to freedom. 20th Century Fox is handling the distribution of the film here in the United States and will be releasing the movie in theaters on December 12th. Because it's so late in the year (looking for Oscar gold!), it's hard to say when we might get our first trailer for the film, but I wouldn't be too surprised if one popped up in the next few weeks.

Eric Eisenberg
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