Christian Bale talks ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, saying goodbye to Batman

The Dark Knight Rises doesn’t just mark the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but it’s also the last time we’ll see Christian Bale suited up as The Caped Crusader. In a recent interview with the NY Daily News, Bale explained that he doesn’t regret a minute of his 8 years as Batman, but he’s ready to move on.

“We need different rhythms in our life, don’t we, and to me it would be the wrong rhythm to jump into a franchise at this point,” he says. “For now, no, I’d be looking for new experiences.”

“I wasn’t a 12-year-old that gave a damn about comics,” he says. “I had never been someone into comic books, it just didn’t interest me. It wasn’t my thing.” It wasn’t until reading Frank Miller’s “Batman: Year One,” writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli’s seminal 1987 comic book miniseries, while prepping for the role that he really got the character. Before that he kind of thought Batman was a spoiled rich kid in tights.

“Suddenly, I found Batman has so many issues, he’s not a healthy individual, this is somebody that is doing good, but he’s right on the verge of doing bad,” says Bale. “He’s got that killer within him that he’s desperately not trying to let off his leash. And that’s what I always return to.”

Check out the full interview at the source link below.

SOURCE: NY Daily News