Christian Bale has reiterated his belief that his latest role playing vigilante Batman in the 'The Dark Knight Rises' will be the last time he dons the black cape as filming for the follow up to the 'Dark Knight' finished up. Bale has always maintained that the final in the trilogy of Christopher Nolan 'Batman' films would be his last as well but anticipation for the movie has led to many fans hoping the 37 year-old would continue the role.
Speaking to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bale said "I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I'm taking that cowl [Batman hood] off," going on to add "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." However the star did admit he'd enjoyed his time in the role, taking in the challenges of playing billionaire Bruce Wayne and his after-dark superhero alter-ego Batman. "We always maintained from the beginning that if you wanted to break it down, there are three personas - Batman is sincere, the private Bruce Wayne is sincere. The public version of Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a completely fabricated performance."
In the interview's other news, Bale revealed that he'd be making two films with director Terrance Malick, 'Lawless' and 'Knight Of Cups' - both of which will also star CATE BLANCHETT.