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Did Christian Bale really say he’s keen to do another Dark Knight movie?

June 13th, 2012 by Marc 1 Comment

The rumour mill is going into overdrive reporting that Christian Bale is keen for another Batman movie… but that’s not exactly what he said.

The Dark Knight was a phenomenon and some may argue it was mostly because of Heath Ledger’s death. While we do obviously agree this helped the movie’s success (I felt very cold writing that), there is no getting around the fact that The Dark Knight is not just a great superhero/comic book movie, it’s a great movie.
Now there’s a lot expected of The Dark Knight Rises, released next month. And there is a lot of stiff competition this summer with The Avengers and Spider-man, however, we reckon it’s safe to say that director Christopher Nolan’s final batman movie will still be a big success.
Now rumours are being circulated by gossip sites like OMG that Christian Bale has said he wants to do another movie. This is not exactly what he has said and it’s really just an attempt to get the headlines.
What Bale actually said was: “If Chris (Nolan) came to me with a script and said: ‘You know what? There is another story, then I would love the challenge of making a fourth one work.”
So what he’s saying is that he wants to work with Nolan again if he comes back for another, not that he’s keen to just jump into another movie. Nolan and Bale have a history working together and it seems that, understandably, Bale wants to continue this.
However, Nolan has – so far – made it quite clear that he has no desire to make a fourth installment. He said from the beginning that he saw the Batman story as a trilogy and that’s as far as he wants to go with this take on the character.
However, one thing we can gleam – SPOILER ALERT – is that perhaps the outcome isn’t as bleak as some think. If Bale wants to come back, then Batman must arise triumphant. Or maybe not.
All will be revealed next month.
We’ll leave the final words with Bale: “My understanding is that this is the last one. I think it’s appropriate, I think it’s correct. I think it’s going out at the right time. But, look, Chris always plays his cards very close to his chest.”

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

  • Andrew Hazell

    I think that Batman’s story will come to an end in TDKR, but maybe not Bruce Wayne’s, and that there will be a possibility for a fourth following JGL as the main character with Wayne a supporting character. The only thing is if Nolan is interested in coming back, or if he’s had enough. He’s gone on to do something else between the batman movies, so it’s possible that he may go on to his next project and then decide he does want to return to that world.

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