Christian Bale's son appears with him on “The Bride” set dressed as a newsie

The actor's 10-year-old was spotted filming scenes for his dad's upcoming movie, and his costume is giving us major nostalgia.

Seize the day! Christian Bale’s son is joining him in The Bride and his costume couldn’t be more perfect.

New photos show the actor's 10-year-old on set with him in New York City, donning a pageboy cap and carrier's bag while holding a newspaper. That’s right, another Bale appears to be playing a newsie!

Whether an intentional nod or not, fans of Disney’s Newsies are sure to be excited to see the next generation "carrying the banner" of his proud papa’s legacy in the 1992 movie musical, in which a 17-year-old Bale sings and dances as lead paperboy Jack Kelly.

<p>Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images; Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection</p> Christian Bale's son filming 'The Bride', Bale in 'Newsies'

Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images; Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Christian Bale's son filming 'The Bride', Bale in 'Newsies'

Based on the real-life New York newsboys' strike of 1899, Disney’s Newsies centers on a group of mostly orphaned or runaway boys who sell copies of the New York World newspaper and organize a strike against publisher Joseph Pulitzer after the media tycoon raises prices for their "papes."

The Kenny Ortega-directed film was a mega flop at the box office, making a measly $2.8 million with a budget of $15 million, but it built a devoted cult following after its VHS release, and later became a Broadway musical starring Jeremy Jordan in Bale’s old role. The stage musical won two Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, which became the “T” in Alan Menken’s EGOT.

The Bride, a new take on the Bride of Frankenstein tale set in 1930s Chicago, is being directed by Bale’s The Dark Knight costar Maggie Gyllenhaal. It stars Bale as Frankenstein's monster and Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter) as the titular Bride, characters who originated in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, Frankenstein. The film's cast also includes Annette Bening, Penélope Cruz, and Gyllenhaal's husband, Peter Sarsgaard. Reps for Warner Bros did not immediately respond to EW's request for more details about the youngster's part in the film.

<p>Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images</p> Christian Bale and his son on the set of 'The Bride'

Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Christian Bale and his son on the set of 'The Bride'

Bale's rep also could not confirm the role, but did surprise Entertainment Weekly with the news that the media has been reporting the wrong name for the boy for years. "His name isn’t Joseph. That was made up by the internet," his rep says when reached about the set images.

She did not provide EW with his real name, but he was credited as "Rex Bale" in another of his dad's movies, 2022’s Thor: Love and Thunder, in which he played one of the Asgardian children kidnapped by Bale's Gorr the God Butcher. Bale's 19-year-old daughter, previously reported to be named Emmeline, also had background roles in that film and 2019’s Ford v Ferrari, credited as "Luka Bale" in both.

The Oscar-winning actor has long kept ultra private about his family life with his wife of 24 years, Sibi Blazic, and even refrains from using his kids' names — or talking about them much at all — in interviews. He memorably referred to them only as "Banana" and "Burrito" during a wild 2019 Golden Globes acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Vice, the same speech where he hilariously thanked “Satan” for inspiring his performance as Dick Cheney.

<p>Nico Tavernise/Warner Bros.</p> Christian Bale as Frankenstein's monster in 'The Bride.'

Nico Tavernise/Warner Bros.

Christian Bale as Frankenstein's monster in 'The Bride.'

The Bride — not to be confused with Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming Frankenstein movie starring Jacob Elordi — is filming now.

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