The Dark Knight trilogy has been lauded as the greatest comic book adaption series ever committed to film and has re-written the way Hollywood sees superhero movies, but Christian Bale has decided that when it comes to wearing the famed black mask and cape; three times is enough. The Oscar-winning actor told Entertainment Weekly that although he cherishes the time he had making the movies, he thinks it better to leave things as they are and not tamper with Christopher Nolan's astounding vision.

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Bale wont be returning as Batman/Bruce Wayne

"We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That's enough. Let's not get greedy," said the Batman/Bruce Wayne actor during the interview to promote his new film, Out of the Furnace, adding; "Chris [Nolan] always said he wanted to make it one film at a time and we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying 'We're about to make the third.' We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well."

Bale had little else to say about the plan to bring DC's greatest heroes to the screen together by making a Justice League movie, admitting that he hasn't been in any official talks over the movie, he has only spoken briefly about his potential involvement. Still, Bale is happy to pass the torch on to whoever is chosen for the film as the next Batman.

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The actor is happy to see another actor step in his shoes

"It's a torch that should be handed from one actor to another," he said. "So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with."

We're just as clueless about the movie as Bale is and other than Henry Cavill (possibly), there's really no sign as to who else will be in the film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the next Batman anyone?

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Who should be the next Batman?