Christian Bale Says Goodbye to Batman

27 Nov 2011

Christian Bale says that The Dark Knight Rises will be the end of his Batman era

He’s been Batman for a whole new
generation, but now Christian Bale has confessed that he’s done with the cape.
Bale has said that the upcoming superhero movie will be his last.

He took on the role for the
first time in 2005's Batman Begins, before returning to the part for the
acclaimed The Dark Knight in 2008, which took in over $1 billion at the global
box office.

Bale took up the role for a
third time in director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, which will
see him fight both Bane and Catwoman, played by Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway,

But the American Psycho star
insists the next installment will be the last time fans see him play Bruce
Wayne and his alter-ego.

He told the Philippine Daily
, "I wrapped (filming) 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."

Oh, we’re disappointed! Bale
did fill out that cape nicely, and he definitely brought lots of intensity to
the role. We’ll be hoping he changes his mind. Watch this space for updates!

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