Christian Bale is set to appear on the big screen as Batman for the third and final time, when The Dark Knight Rises is released next year. It will also be the last time that we see Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and it seems that The Dark Knight Rises is set to see Bruce Wayne deal with some very dark moments in his life.
Bale explained, “How long will you let the pain and loss define your life? Walking around chasing bad guys is very heroic and attracts attention, but at the end it all accounts for a means to deal with the pain of a huge loss. We agreed that Bruce Wayne is absolutely sincere as Bruce Wayne and as Batman utterly sincere, but Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a pure façade. It's a lie he has, somehow, to control one side of his soul that's not really under control.”
He added, “In fact, only Alfred knows who he is. It's time for Bruce Wayne to face the pain that has always stirred his life.” Christian Bale recently admitted that, saying goodbye to Batman is a lot like saying goodbye to an old friend. Christian Bale can be seen, in the last of the Christopher Nolan Batman Trilogy, when The Dark Knight Rises is released on July 20, 2012.