Christian Bale Thinks The Dark Knight Rises Will be his Last Batman Movie

While out promoting his upcoming boxing drama “The Fighter”, Christian Bale, Batman himself, dropped some news concerning the Bat franchise. The biggest news is that Bale believes this will be the last time he suits up as the Caped Crusader. At least, that’s what he’s hearing from Nolan.

Bale tells MTV:

If Chris [Nolan] maintains, then this will be the last one, and we have to up it.

Not really a surprise, since I’m already shocked that Nolan is on the verge of doing three of these movies. When it comes to these very creative people, I always find it surprising they’d spend so much of their valuable prime filmmaking years on a single character/franchise.

In any case, Bale goes on:

Chris will let me know what I need to know when I need to know it, It’s our fourth movie together, and I probably know a little bit more than maybe some people out there, but I think most people will be surprised by how little I do know.

It just hasn’t been necessary yet. I know he’ll give me plenty of time to prepare whatever I need to for it and I’ll discover it. He’s a pretty damn good filmmaker I trust that he’s going to come up with something wonderful.

Doesn’t sound a whole lot like Christian Bale is very plugged into the whole Batman rumor mill, does it? Then again, maybe he’s just bullshitting all of us. Of course, we can just take what he’s saying at face value: he’s already done four movies with Nolan, and by this point he has complete faith in the mind. Makes sense.

“The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012.