E! Online’s UK site is carrying the completely unsurprising news that THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will almost certainly be the last time that Christian Bale will play The Batman.
The actor did give some indication that he might don the cape and cowl again if director Christopher Nolan asked. “… Unless Chris says different, this will be the last time I’m playing Batman,” said Bale in a video interview.
As Chris Nolan has stated that RISES is his last planned film, that will likely be the end of the Nolan/Bale Batman era.
As for the myriad rumors that fly around the franchise, Christan Bale offers the following good advice:
“Until Chris tells me, I don’t believe it… It’s gotta be from his mouth, or else I don’t really know.”
See the video at the link above for more information, including a bit of chat about THE FIGHTER.