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The Dark Knight Rises Will Be Christopher Nolan's Last Batman Film

Christopher Nolan Says the Third Batman Will Be His Last

Rumors about Christopher Nolan's third Batman film have been swirling pretty much ever since the mega success of The Dark Knight. There have been whispers about the new villain and who might play Christian Bale's new leading lady, and now the director has a few more details to share. Nolan told EW that The Dark Knight Rises will be the final chapter in the newest Batman series, and he added that The Joker (played by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight) will not appear in the third film. I'm certainly happy about the latter, since it seems impossible to try to duplicate Ledger's Oscar-winning performance, but I have mixed feelings about Bale hanging up his cape after the next film. Do you think it's time for this Batman series to come to an end?

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