We probably won’t be hearing anything exciting about Batman 3 for a while, considering director Christopher Nolan is busy. But that doesn’t stop the cast from commenting on it now and again. From Splashpage:
Michael Caine was asked if Christopher Nolan would return for a third “Batman” film. “I would imagine so,” he said, adding, “That would be probably The Riddler [as the villain].
“…if they do another one, I’ll probably be the butler,” he said. “I hope I’m still alive. Michael Goth, who played [Alfred in] Batman before me, the last time he played in Batman he was 84.
Caine then made a rather touching comment about retirement (he is 76):
You don’t know when your time is up so to speak. There just goes a period of time when the right scripts don’t arrive. And it hasn’t happened to me yet. It might have happened now. I finished this last picture, as I said. I don’t have another picture to do. If a script doesn’t come, then I won’t do anything and I’ll be retired. There won’t be any announcement or anything. I remember MacArthur saying “Old soldiers don’t die. They fade away.” Well, old actors don’t die. They fade away.
And without getting too sombre, Caine commented on Christian Bale’s outburst on the Terminator Salvation set:
I haven’t seen him since. No. When I speak to him, I’m going to say, “What the fuck are you doing?!”