Re: Henry Cavill IS Superman: - - Part 11
Yeah, that's pretty much how I recall it - American Psycho put Bale in people's minds for both Bond and Batman (well, moreso Bruce Wayne than Batman really) and Equilibrium further highlighted how great he'd be. Funny thing is that I remember a rumor about Bale only agreeing to do Equilibrium because he saw it as some kind of 'extended Batman screen-test' for the people at WB.
Don't be ashamed of the source material when making your adaption. EMBRACE it.