Christian Bale said that he wouldn’t do another Batman movie unless Nolan opted for a fourth Dark Knight chapter, which Nolan says isn’t happening. Then Man of Steel and Dark Knight screenwriter David S. Goyer confirmed that the Justice League’s Batman would be a new character.

“We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy,” says Bale, who called EW to promote his upcoming revenge drama Out of the Furnace (in theaters Nov. 27). “Chris [Nolan] always said he wanted to make it one film at a time. And we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying ‘We’re about to make the third.’ We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well.”

  • NoWhiteInMyCup

    good choice considering that the 3rd batman was trash, but NOLAN gave us two classics indeed

    dark knight rises and inception were two of the greatest movies ever, i think he just got burned out with pressure witht the 3rd batman, waiting on the next christopher nolan film

    • desolation

      batman 3 was trash ?

      was it better than batman 2, hell no. But to call it trash is a bit much.

    • You said that the 3rd batman was trash and then you said The Dark Knight Rises was a classic?

      You also said Inception was one of the greatest movies ever! You must be comparing Inception to Waiting to Exhale!

    • Mister Mister

      I wouldn’t call it trash, I liked Bane in the movie.

  • ginoBrown

    Good cause dude was a horrible Batman with that lung cancer sounding voice he created for the character…Heath Ledger saved the Nolan franchise with his performance as the Joker cause part 1 was trash and part 3 was boring, I still say Michael Keaton was the best modern day Batman.

  • Pceezy

    Well let’s start up a debate,,, what’s the top five COMIC or CARTOON MOVIES ever made

    • Dark Knight
      X men
      Iron Man

      Spawn was so awful!

      • My bad, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Conan the barbarian was the shit and so was Blade, featuring Wesley Snipes.

  • Big ALbert

    The last Batman was so fuccin dope though.

  • Prime706

    All 3 batmans were good movies I would like to see a 4th.

    • Bob

      You’d like to see a forth! Yall need to know when to quit. The last film took a notable nosedive in quality and I aint ashamed to admit that even though I liked it! Anyway Nolan AND Bale said it aint happenin so that Batman universe is dead. Good!

      • 1luv

        That was a good way to end the series.