Christian Bale - Christian Bale Playing Batman For Third And Final Time

Christian Bale says the hugely anticipated Batman: The Dark Knight Rises will be his third and final movie as the caped-crusader, unless director Christopher Nolan tells him otherwise.
Bale, 37, has provided the guttural voice behind the hero's mysterious mask in the two previous moves Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, but insists he will now move on to other projects. Speaking to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Oscar-winning actor explained, "I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I'm taking that cowl off.I believe that 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". Actors Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney have all previously played the 'Dark Knight', but starring in Nolan's acclaimed trilogy, Bale has won plaudits as perhaps the best Batman yet. The comments come after he spoke to E! News about his desire to bring his era to an end, saying, "The thing is that this will be, I believe, unless Chris says different, this will be the last time I'm playing Batman".
Joining Bale in the forthcoming movie are newcomers, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-levitt and Anne Hathaway, the latter of whom came in for particular praise from the actor, who said, "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". Among his post-Batman projects will be Terrence Malick's movie 'Lawless', in which Christian stars opposite Ryan Gosling and ROONEY MARA.


Contactmusic

Tags: Christian Bale - Christopher Nolan - Michael Keaton - Val Kilmer - George Clooney - Tom Hardy - Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Anne Hathaway - Terrence Malick - Ryan Gosling

Advertisement

More Christian Bale

Big Announcement Time: Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs In New Biopic. Another One.

If you’ve seen that Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, you might think we’ve all had enough for a lifetime. Aaron Sorkin would beg...

Aaron Sorkin Confirms Bale for 'Jobs' Movie, "We Needed The Best Actor"

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that Oscar-winner Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in a forthcoming biopic. Sorkin is working on an adaptation of Walter...

Christian Bale to Play Steve Jobs after Leonardo DiCaprio Passes

Christian Bale will play the late Apple founder Steve Jobs in Sony's forthcoming biopic, sources confirm. The project boasts a huge pedigree with Danny Boyle...

Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer

Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) talks about world of his new film, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'. The film follows the life of...

Advertisement

Warner Bros Call Disney's 'Jungle Book' Cast and Raise Them Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

While two high budget Jungle Book adaptations coming out within a year of each other from rival studios seems like a confusing prospect, it certainly...

Christian Bale And Wife Sibi Subtly Have Their Second Baby

Christian Bale and his wife, SIbi, have recently welcomed the birth of their second child. The couple married in January, 2000 and their first child...

Christian Bale Becomes A Father For The Second Time!

Christian Bale has become a father for the second time. The British actor and his wife, Sibi Bale, recently welcomed a baby boy into the...

Lead Film Roles That Could Have Looked Very Different

With Robert Downey Jr fitting so perfectly as likeable irritant Tony Stark, Christian Bale slipping so easily into the tortured billionaire psyche of Bruce Wayne...

Advertisement

Comments

Christian Bale Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Christian Bale

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All