Christian Bale Confirms He’s Done with the Batman Films


Christian Bale in the Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Image

According to Bruce Wayne himself, aka Christian Bale, he’s done with the Caped Crusader post-“The Dark Knight Rises”. The actor tells something called The Philippine Daily Inquirer:

I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I’m taking that cowl off. I believe the whole production wrapped yesterday, so it’s all done. Everything’s finished. It’s me and Chris – that will be the end of that Batman era.

Tom Hardy and Christian Bale in the Dark Knight Rises (2012) Movie Image“Chris” is, of course, Christopher Nolan, the writer/director on all three Batman films that starred Bale as the Dark Knight billionaire playboy by day and comic book superhero crimefighter by night.

During the interview, Bale also gave props to Anne Hathaway (who is playing Catwoman in the movie):

When Chris watched the screen test, he agreed that Anne did a wonderful job. In many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne’s role as being the toughest job of any of us.

And about Tom Hardy as the musclebound Bane:

I like working with him a great deal. He goes the whole hog. I know that Bane has been seen in movies before. But, in my eyes, Tom is essentially creating Bane for the first time so there’s great freedom for him to be able to do so.

So there you have it. “The Dark Knight Rises” is the last movie for Christian Bale as Batman, and he thinks his two major co-stars in the flick are swell.

Nolan has also said that this is also his last trip to Gotham City. Of course, when “The Dark Knight Rises” opens to a few gazillion dollars, it’ll be an interesting few months/years to see how much Warner Bros. is willing to offer Nolan to return for a fourth outing, if not as director, then as a producer or “Godfather”, similar to his current work on the Superman reboot “Man of Steel”. I suspect Brink trucks will be involved…

The bat rises for the last (?) time July 20, 2012.

Via : THR

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  • Juggernaut

    All good things… I’m happy with a trilogy, as long as this third installment wraps up the story that is. If they do another movie it should be Bale as Batman or a reboot, plain and simple. Even if Nolan returned as director and the rest of the cast came bacck for a fourth film it just wouldn’t be the same in my opinion. A reboot in a few years would make more sense.

    • Robojesus777

      No. More. ‘Reboots’. Pleeeaaassseeeeeee.

    • Dedpool

      Agreed. I think a definiteive beginning, middle and ending tilogy works for this. It’s not something you can keep going with the same care after too long, and it will start to get boring. A new take, not so much a reboot in a few years would be great. But let’s not start from the begininng again. Gimmie a flashback during opening credits and let’s move on. We get it, he’s a tortured haunted person. Give me something along the lines of Hush, or the Arkham games. Dark, action packed but still character driven, with an intriguing story.

  • Lexavi80

    I’m ok with a trilogy.

    Why nobody talks about Joseph Gordon Levitt’s role?

  • Bad Zack

    thats just crazy talk —

  • Online72

    If they don’t continue the story, and, you don’t want a reboot than you are saying you never want to see another live take on the character. I would certainly not like to see that happen. For those that enjoy the character, I think there are plenty of versions/takes to show.