'The Dark Knight Rises' Will Be Christian Bale's Last Batman Film
by Ethan Anderton
November 23, 2010
Though Chris Nolan has confirmed he's definitely directing The Dark Knight Rises, for a while now, there have been rumblings that this sequel will likely be the filmmaker's last in the franchise, and perhaps the conclusion of a supposed trilogy. More support to those rumors comes from a recent interview with Christian Bale from E! Online. The actor said very simply, "The thing is that this will be, I believe, unless Chris says different, this will be the last time I'm playing Batman." And if he's going off what he's heard or talked about with Nolan, I think it's safe to say The Dark Knight Rises will also the his last Batman film as director. Read on!
Now it sounds like Nolan is going to wrap up his take on The Caped Crusader as neatly as possible, but you can bet Warner Bros. will be keen on continuing the franchise even after Nolan and Bale leave it behind. The studio will also likely try their best to keep them around for another film (if not another trilogy), but I'm willing to bet neither Nolan or Bale want to keep this going for much longer. But before we even start thinking about more Batman films with Nolan and Bale, we're still waiting for details on The Dark Knight Rises. Unknown factors still include what role Tom Hardy will be taking and exactly what female roles will be showing up in the sequel. Here's hoping we find out those details very soon. Are you cool with The Dark Knight Rises being the last Batman film for Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan?