Christian Bale Weighs In On The Dark Knight Rises Being The Final Chapter!

Christian Bale Weighs In On <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i> Being The Final Chapter!

Touching on aspects such as character development, and working with Christopher Nolan for a final run, Christian Bale shares his thoughts on the final "nolanized" Batman installment.

During a press junket for his upcoming film "Flower's of War", Christian Bale, the actor portraying Bruce Wayne & Batman, ultimately shared his thoughts on ending the franchise, working with Nolan, and where his character is headed in the final film.

"I do not know how much I can say ... In general Chris Nolan gets upset if the actors talk too much, he likes to give himself the information ..."

"It's like saying goodbye to an old friend. When you have the opportunity to be a character so many times, you develop another relationship with him, a more profound one."

"How long will you let the pain and loss define your life? Walking around chasing bad guys is very heroic and attracts attention, but at the end it all accounts for, as a means to deal with the pain of a huge loss."

"We agreed that Bruce Wayne is absolutely sincere as Bruce Wayne, and as Batman utterly sincere. But Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a pure facade, it's a lie he has, somehow, to control one side of your soul that's not really under control. In fact, only Alfred knows who he is."

"It's time for Bruce Wayne to face the pain, that has always stirred his life. Shooting in seven different locations, chosen by Nolan was "a pleasure. It's really a privilege to work well, especially with the extraordinary troupe of actors, who always manage to meet Chris' expectations."

The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled to hit cinemas July 20th, 2012, and will feature an all-star cast that includes Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman Marion Cottilard, Anne Hathaway, Josh Pence, Tom Hardy, Morgan Freeman & Jospeh Gordon Levitt.

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StrangerX - 11/18/2011, 2:54 PM
You sir are awesome!!!
ComicBuzz - 11/18/2011, 3:02 PM
Best find of the day! Nice one!
ComicBuzz - 11/18/2011, 3:10 PM
It needs a teaser image...
headlopper - 11/18/2011, 3:11 PM
What a send-off!
Nolan needs to be knighted!
prototype87 - 11/18/2011, 3:20 PM
JR - 11/18/2011, 3:41 PM
Justice League?..............
HelaGood - 11/18/2011, 3:43 PM
@JR LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it will never happen....
santoanderson - 11/18/2011, 3:50 PM
Jeeze, Bale looks so worn out. Dude's got to stop losing weight.
nuck82 - 11/18/2011, 3:52 PM
yeah he doesnt look very well in that picture up top
OptimusBurgundyMaximus - 11/18/2011, 3:52 PM
......yes now im gay
Jordanstine - 11/18/2011, 3:58 PM
Who could replace Christian Bale as the "next" Batman?

Amazo - 11/18/2011, 4:04 PM
Give him 5 years to mature and put some bulk on and based on his recent roles I'd say Ryan Gosling would be cool.Blonde I know,but I think he has the chops.Although,finding an unknown that can act and really looks the part would be groovy :)
nowtheresaBATman - 11/18/2011, 4:05 PM
Bale: absolutely & utterly the best Batman/Bruce Wayne ever.
headlopper - 11/18/2011, 4:08 PM
Terry McGuiness.

Fingers crossed.

manofmidgard - 11/18/2011, 4:11 PM
thank gawd its almost over. worst batman ever. cant stand bale as an actor, especially batman. and the growling armored ninja batman has got to go. its just... so... stupid! complete waste of some serious major talent in the supporting cast. amazing they'd fill the lead with such a crappy batman.
LEEE777 - 11/18/2011, 4:12 PM
Well he should still play BATS in a JLA film, pity, hell come on WB! ; D
MovieMann - 11/18/2011, 4:15 PM
I bet you loved George Clooney as batman
headlopper - 11/18/2011, 4:16 PM
@manofmidgard- I hope you're wearing eye protection.
bfprimetime - 11/18/2011, 4:35 PM
If he will definitely go down as the Batman ever. Also the last episode of Batman Brave and the Bold is an instant classic,it will be missed also
dahamma - 11/18/2011, 4:38 PM
What did he say that was so awe inspiring like some of you are reacting to it?? He's a good batman, I actually cant think of anyone who could be the next Bruce, because my mind always go back to Bale
Braveheart - 11/18/2011, 4:56 PM
7 locations? Did Bale actually appear in any scenes shot in Glasgow as i never ever heard of any and want to know where and what to expect! Hopefully this will be the grand finale of finales!!!
vermillion - 11/18/2011, 5:14 PM
Can't wait for this film.
SkullFace616 - 11/18/2011, 5:24 PM
I don't know for Batman right now but I'd love to see Christian Camargo as the Joker.
superbatspiderman - 11/18/2011, 5:28 PM
Christian Bale is by far the best live action Batman (the only competition is Michael Keaton) but Christian is far better when it comes to the character. I can't wait for The Dark Knight Rises it seems like everyone is giving their all for it.
CBMfan001 - 11/18/2011, 5:43 PM
christian bale is the best batman/bruce wayne in live action batman,he really did embrace the personality of both the characters and made batman hugely popular once again.a great actor,loved him in the fighter & in prestige,he so deserved the Oscar for fighter.
TheSoulEater - 11/18/2011, 5:49 PM

I'm sincerely curious what your definition of a GOOD Batman performance is, and want to know what you hate about the Nolan movies.

This sort of irrational daftness intrigues me, and i want it explained
Garmanbozia - 11/18/2011, 5:49 PM
This movie will be amazing! Now that shooting has officially finished, we will be treated to a bunch of official info surrounding this masterpiece. Let the marcketing campaign begin!
aRandomSinisterClone - 11/18/2011, 6:45 PM
cant wait to see this in Imax and try to find myself in the stadium scene
SuperSpiderMan5778 - 11/18/2011, 7:30 PM
too bad this movie is gonna go to shit
BooYah - 11/18/2011, 8:12 PM
Hopefully they make a Justice League movie. That'd be cool. I'd want Bale to play Bats in JL. Best live action Batman imo.
Darknights23 - 11/18/2011, 8:20 PM
Batman Will Rock Sorry Spiderman and Avengers!
thewolfx - 11/18/2011, 8:48 PM
alucard365 - 11/18/2011, 9:17 PM
No one can replace Christian Bale as Batman, just like no one can replace Heath Ledger as The Joker.
t2jax - 11/19/2011, 12:37 AM
3rd movies worry me, since Spiderman 3 and X-Men 3... I hope Nolan can pull this off... all this talk of Bruce facing his pain reminds me of that Spiderman 3 cryfest...
TheDetectiveComicRises - 11/19/2011, 5:07 AM
I most certainly agree itbegins2005, Bale is my favorite live action Batman/Bruce Wayne & one of my favorite actors period this I truly believe will be the Batman of Batman films & will open great opportunities of other DC Comics movies along with The Man of Steel!
rosco71 - 11/19/2011, 5:36 AM
i've always hated the 'realistic' take on the new batman films, i prefer Batman to be mysterious, i dont want to know how he got his suit, weapons, cars, cave, i loved Burton's version, the suit looked better, the car was cool, and Batman didnt growl!
EastcoastAvenger - 11/19/2011, 6:59 AM
So Nolan is about to get poor Bruce the much needed therapy he has needed for a long time.
NeoBaggins - 11/19/2011, 7:14 AM
@rosco71 Lucky for you, you can watch ALL of the Burton films any time you want.
redleaf - 11/19/2011, 7:17 AM
Would be cool if the next movies use Dick Grayson trying to be the next Batman but gives it up and does his own thing as Nightwing. Bale could cameo as Bruce.
redleaf - 11/19/2011, 7:17 AM
Then, Terry McGuiness officially adopts the Batman mantle.
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