Hollywood actor Christian Bale tells the Philippine Daily Inquirer that he and director Christopher Nolan “will be the end of the Batman era”. This being said, enjoy the last batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. It is not yet known whether other directors are interested in opening a new franchise of the dark superhero story.
Since the new Batman era began in 2005, with Christian Bale as the lead star, director Christopher Nolan put on the big screen three movies: “Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises”. The first movie, “Batman Begins”, cashed hugely at the box office, summing up over 372 million dollars from around the world. The second one, featuring the late Heath Ledger as Joker, almost tripled the sum, reaching one billion dollars worldwide.
Last in the series, The Dark Knight Rises is a mixture between old actors and new ones. Catwoman in played by Ann Hathaway, John Blake is actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bane is played by Tom Hardy. Meanwhile, Lucius Fox remains the role of Morgan Freeman, Alfred Pennyworth is still Michael Caine and James Gordon is still played by actor Gary Oldman.
Of all the roles, Bale, 37, saw Catwoman as the hardest, as “there are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously”. As for the role of Batman, the actor seems to have outgrown it. “I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I’m taking that [Batman hood] off”, he told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “It’s me and [director Nolan] that will be the end of that Batman era.”
“The Dark Knight Rises” premieres in July, 2012.
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