Russell Crowe will make a surprise appearance in the next Batman movie, Caped Crusader star Christian Bale has revealed. Bale let the secret slip during an interview to promote 3:10 To Yuma, in which both actors star. He told iF Magazine, "Russell's going to actually be in the new Batman movie, which is a big surprise and I want to reveal it to everybody right now." Bale refused to reveal if Crowe will play a villain in The Dark Knight - which is due for release next year (08).