Former Batman Reveals Why There Wasn’t a Fourth Installment in ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy’

LOS ANGELES (17th Nov, 2019): Renowned British-American film director, Christopher Nolan took the behemoth task of adding a sense of rejuvenation to the greatest DC superhero of all time – Batman in 2005.

We got The Dark Knight Trilogy from 2005 to 2012, which saw both Batman and Joker from a fresh perspective. The franchise not only established Christian Bale as one of the greatest Batmans of all time but it was also known for its iconic villains, played by Heath Ledger, Tom Hardy and Liam Neeson as Joker, Bane and Ra’s Al Ghul respectively.

With each film being a bigger box-office success than the other, we’re all wonders why the makers didn’t cash in on a fourth installment. Now, finally Christian Bale got candid about why there wasn’t a fourth installment in the The Dark Knight trilogy.

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During an interview with Toronto Sun, Bale revealed that the reason why he feels the trilogy worked was that it was Nolan’s take on Batman and they weren’t arrogant enough to assume they had an opportunity beyond one film at a time. He said, “This is it. We’re making one film and that’s all we’ve got.”

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While talking about the fourth Batman film, Bale added, “When they inevitably came to us and said, ‘How about a No. 4  Batman film?’ I replied, ‘Not at all. We have to stick to Nolan’s dream, which was always to do a trilogy. Let’s not stretch too far and become overindulgent and go for a fourth film,’ this is the reason we, well Chris, stepped away. After all this, I was informed my services were no longer required [a big laugh].”

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