I am done playing Batman: Christian Bale

Updated on Nov 29, 2011 01:35 AM IST

Actor Christian Bale, who plays the titular character in the last Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, says he’s done playing the superhero.

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Actor Christian Bale, who plays the titular character in the last Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, says he’s done playing the superhero.



Bale, 37, joined the Batman movies in 2005 with director Christopher Nolan to reinvigorate the flailing franchise, based on a series of graphic novel, reported Us magazine.



“I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I'm taking that Batman hood off. I believe that the whole production wrapped yesterday, so it’s all done,” Bale said.



The first film, Batman Begins starring Bale earned USD 372 million worldwide, though its sequel The Dark Knight, co-starring the late Heath Ledger fared much better, earning USD 1 billion globally. The Dark Knight Rises also stars Morgan Freeman Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy.



“There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne’s role as being the toughest job of any of us,” Bale said.



The film hits theaters on July 20 next year.

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