To say we’re excited about the new Batman flick The Dark Knight Rises is an understatement. But while we’re thrilled about the arrival of the film into UK cinemas, it sounds as though lead actor Christian Bale might actually feel the complete opposite about the whole franchise – and actually can’t wait to give up his role as Batman.
In fact, according to his co-star Matthew Modine, Christian has apparently ‘had enough’ of playing the well-known superhero (although how he knows this, we're not too sure).
Matthew told E Online, “I think Christian may have had enough. You don’t want to become a sort of paraody of what it is.
“There was a point when you wished Sean Connery would have stopped. He was just getting too old and toupes were getting too bug. They’re going to go out winning.”
Well, we’re not sure Christian’s in need of a toupe just yet, but we can’t imagine he’ll continue playing a character that he doesn't want to play. And yet, despite Matthew’s claims, Christian sounds far more open to coming back for a fourth film (if there was ever to be one) – and we know this because he has said himself that he would consider a return.
“I think it’s appropriate, I think it’s going out at the right time,” he told Empire. “But if Chris [Nolan; Director and Writer of The Dark Knight Rises] 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.”
Still, whether there may or may not be another film is not the focus at the moment – instead it’s all about the release of The Dark Knight Rises on 20 July. It's going to be one of the biggest releases of the summer - so make sure you keep an eye on heat magazine over the next few weeks to find out what we really think of the (currently) final Batman flick…