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Published On: Tue, Nov 29th, 2011

Christian Bale confirms ‘Dark Knight Rises’ will be his last Batman film, praises Hathaway

Talking to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Christian Bale confirmed suspicions that “The Dark Knight Rises” will be his last Batman film.

“I wrapped a few days ago, so that will be the last time I’m taking that cowl [Batman hood] off,” Bale told the newspaper during an interview in Beverly Hills.

Anne Hathaway Warner Bros photo

“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…unless Chris says different, this will be the last time I’m playing Batman.”

Bale is referring to director Christopher Nolan who has echoed the sentiment that this will be his last Batman film.

Speaking about his co-star Anne Hathaway, who plays Catwoman, Bale adds:

“I had plenty of scenes with Anne,” Christian began. “And I was there when we did the screen test for her. The thing that I said to Chris [Nolan] that day was that there were many very accomplished actresses who had read for the role. I’m terrible at auditions, so I’m very impressed when somebody really seems to acquire an ownership of a character without having worked on it or prepared for some amount of time.”

“I saw that in Anne,” he added. “When Chris watched the screen test, he agreed that Anne did a wonderful job. In many ways, she has the hardest job. 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. In my case, I’ve stopped referencing outside sources. I now reference Chris’ own world of Batman as a guide to what I will continue doing.”

Check out the complete interview as Bale continued to heap praises for his other co-stars. (read here)

“The Dark Knight Rises” arrives next summer: July 20, 2012.

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