Christian Bale is out and about doing the press duties for his upcoming movie The Fighter and while there’s a lot of Oscar buzz for the Welshman around the film, there’s no way he’ll be able to avoid a few questions about his return to Christopher Nolan’s Bat universe.
The Dark Knight Rises will start filming in spring and while we’re all pretty sure that this will be Nolan’s last outing as a director of a Batman film, it’s also likely to spell the end for Bale as the Caped Crusader.
In an interview with E!, Bale said that, “The thing is that this will be, I believe, unless Chris says different, this will be the last time I’m playing Batman.”
Of course, that could be all hogwash as if the film is a hit (it could be even bigger than the outstanding billion-dollar grossing The Dark Knight) and Warner Bros gives Nolan and Bale an offer they can’t refuse to make a fourth film. So who knows?