Last week we got a rather pessimistic article regarding Christopher Nolan’s return to the Batman franchise to direct Batman 3, and now Christian Bale has just given an interview that could cause some fanboys to leap head first off the nearest cliff. From Splash Page:
“I truly don’t know that we’re ever going to see another Batman movie,” Bale told MTV News.
“It would be purely that he would need to find a story that was good enough,” said Bale, “and if he couldn’t find that it wouldn’t happen.”
As it is, Bale said the idea of a Batman movie without Nolan wasn’t something he was willing to consider at this point, but reiterated that he wasn’t sure if audiences should ever expect a third film in the current franchise.
“I don’t even want to think about that,” said Bale. “I don’t know if there will be a third.”
Nolan has just started filming his next film, Inception, so I suppose Bale’s doubts are reasonable in a way as there has been very little movement on Batman 3 and there probably won’t be for a while. But saying that he doesn’t know that we’re ever going to see another Batman movie is a little dramatic. Warner Bros. have made 6 Batman films in the past 20 years with a variety of actors and directors. While the most recent adaptations have been most successful, I can see Warner Bros. making more Batman films in the future if Batman 3 never gets made.