Yes, I know, the Batmobile was wrecked in TDK, but they’ll probably build him a new one for the latest film. Anyway, I suppose this doesn’t qualify as a huge shock, given that Christopher Nolan seems to have always had no more than a three film arc in mind when he first breathed new (and desperately needed) life into the Batman saga. Bale has confirmed that:-
“unless Chris (Nolan) says different, this will be the last time I’m playing Batman. Until Chris tells me, I don’t believe it. It’s gotta be from his mouth, or else I don’t really know.”
‘Chris will let me know what I need to know when I need to know it. I probably know a little bit more than some other people out there, but I think most people would be surprised at how little I do know. It just hasn’t been necessary yet. I know he’ll give me plenty of time to prepare for whatever I need to, and I’ll discover it. He’s a pretty damn good filmmaker. I trust that he’s going to come up with something wonderful.
Yes indeed, Nolan is a pretty good filmmaker, although clearly also one who plays his cards pretty close to his chest. What are Warner Bros or any of the cast going to say though? After the critical acclaim and commercial success of Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, TDK and Inception it seems that all concerned are happy to trust Nolan completely. Well they should.