I’ve did an big update on Christian in “The Flower of War” movie stills, posters & behind the scenes stills to the gallery. Sorry for the late updates guys, been really busy lately.
Oscar winner Christian Bale is hanging up his cape.
The 37-year-old star of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series has said the third film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” will be the last time fans will see him as the Caped Crusader, reports E! News.
“I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I’m taking that cowl [Batman hood] off,”Bale told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.”I believe that the whole production wrapped yesterday, so it’s all done. Everything’s finished. It’s me and Chris [Nolan] – that will be the end of that Batman era.”
Before Bale took the helm of the Batmobile, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney all played the dark knight.
This is not the first time Bale has talked about the end of Batman. Last year, the actor told E! News that he thought the his Batman era would be coming to a close.
“The thing is that this will be, I believe, unless Chris says different, this will be the last time I’m playing Batman,”he said.
“The Dark Knight Rises,” which also stars Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy, is set to come out this summer .
Bale, who won an Oscar last year for his supporting role in “The Fighter,” is next set to star in Zhang Yuimou’s China-set period drama “The Flowers of War.”
Source: CBS News
Having just finished up work on the much-awaited motion picture, Christian Bale took time to speak with the Phillippine Daily Inquirer about all things surrounding “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Along with commenting on each of his talented co-stars, the 37-year-old also revealed that this will be the very last time that we’ll see him reprise the Batman role.
Bale told, “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. Everything’s finished. It’s me and [director Christopher Nolan] — that will be the end of that Batman era.”
As for his catmates, Bale had the following to say:
On Anne Hathaway:
“I’m terrible at auditions, so I’m very impressed when somebody really seems to acquire an ownership of a character without having worked on it or prepared for some amount of time. I saw that in Anne. In many ways, she has the hardest job. 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.”
On Tom Hardy:
“[He's] a phenomenal actor. I like working with him a great deal. He goes the whole hog. I know that Bane has been seen in movies before. But, in my eyes, Tom is essentially creating Bane for the first time so there’s great freedom for him to be able to do so.”
On Joseph Gordon-Levitt:
“Joseph is a very intriguing guy… He’s somebody who truly seems to love acting. He’s a good, smart guy. He did a very good job in the movie.”
On Christopher Nolan’s Batman:
“We always maintained from the beginning that if you wanted to break it down, there are three personas – Batman is sincere, the private Bruce Wayne is sincere. The public version of Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a completely fabricated performance.”
Source: Celebrity Gossip
Christian Bale has been talking about where the final chapter of Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy will take the character of Bruce Wayne, and from the sounds of it, he’ll be going to some very dark places indeed.
“How long will you let the pain and loss define your life?” was the question Bale posed to his fictional alter-ego when talking to Aceshowbiz. “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,” he continues, “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. In fact, only Alfred knows who he is (awww). It’s time for Bruce Wayne to face the pain that has always stirred his life.”
Sounds pretty epic to us. Bale’s musings come in the wake of a rash of new info on The Dark Knight Rises, with Chris Nolan having officially confirmed that the story will take place eight years after the events depicted in The Dark Knight. The film’s set-up will find Batman in a grim place mentally, before he is pushed to his physical limits by the arrival of the monstrous Bane.
Meanwhile, Bale is gradually making his peace with the fact that this will be his last outing in the famous black suit. “It’s like saying goodbye to an old friend,” he admits. “When you have the opportunity to be a character so many times, you develop another relationship with him, a more profound one.” (but I don’t want it to end!)
And as for The Dark Knight Rises, he describes the experience as one of the richest so far. “Shooting in seven different locations chosen by Nolan was a pleasure. It’s really a privilege to work [on], especially with the extraordinary troupe of actors, who always manage to meet Chris’s expectations.”
Source: Total Online
I’ve added new scans of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in “The Dark Knight Rises” featured on “Empire” January 2012 issue to the gallery.
You’ve seen the new Empire covers with Batman and Bane, but here’s a sneak peek at some of the news on The Dark Knight Risesinside the magazine. Specifically, Nolan himself gives away a few tidbits on the film’s plot and setting, and Tom Hardy talks about Bane.
Let’s hear from director Christopher Nolan first, and see what he’ll divulge about the film. “It’s really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne’s story.We left him in a very precarious place.
Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he’s an older Bruce Wayne; he’s not in a great state.
“With Bane, we’re looking to give Batman a challenge he hasn’t had before. With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we’re testing Batman both physically as well as mentally.”
Speaking of physical challenges, what can Tom Hardy tell us about Bane? ”He’s brutal. Brutal. He’s a big dude who’s incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and oriented fighting style. It’s not about fighting.It’s about carnage. The style is heavy-handed, heavy-footed, it’s nasty.
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Collider fans know that you can get your first look at The Dark Knight Rises when its prologue appears at some IMAX theaters in front of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol on December 16th. Then, we reported that a new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises could screen before Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows which also opens on December 16th. Variety film reporter Jeff Sneider confirmed this rumor on Twitter and added an additional reason to check out Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
It seems that a teaser trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will also screen before the sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Do yourself a favor and schedule a double feature on December 16th to get in on all the Dark Knight Rises action.
I’ve added a new scan preview of Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne on the cover of “Empire” magazine for the issue of January 2012.
I’ve added new photos of Christian Bale at the “The Flower of War’ Press Conference on November 15, 2011.
I’ve added new filming photos of Christian Bale onlocation of “The Dark Knight Rises” on November 6, 2011 to the gallery.
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