The Dark Knight Rises is thought to be the final Batman flick from both Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale, but the latter seems to at least be open to the possibility of making another one.
"My understanding is that this is the last one. I think it's appropriate, I think it's going out at the right time. But… if Chris came to me with a script and said, 'You know what? There is another story', then I would love the challenge of making a fourth one work."
The upcoming blockbuster's director has maintained that this Dark Knight movie will be his last, but we can still hope that he'd change his mind.
As much as we want this sequel to wrap up the story into a perfect trilogy, we know Warner Bros. is going to make another Batman movie anyway, so why not hire the best man for the job?
We pretty much know that's not going to happen, but we can at least take comfort in Nolan's departure by knowing that he's just going off to make another awesome movie.