Christian Bale wants a trilogy

In what has to be considered good news by any standards, Christian Bale wants to sign on for a third Batman film (thus completing the trilogy). In an interview with EW, Bale mentioned that he'd love doing a third film (and apparently The Dark Knight sets up the third), but a lot of it would depend on if Nolan was around to direct. "Batman begins — that was the beginning there, with all due respect to the others. We are re-creating this. You know, obviously the decision is out of my hands. I would, knowing the Dark Knight story, I would like very much to complete a trilogy. And I think that knowing the story of The Dark Knight, it leaves you anticipating something that really can get very, very interesting for a third. Now, the question would be: Is Chris going to be doing it? Because to me I find it tricky to imagine working on it without it being a collaboration with Chris." The interview also features thoughts on Heath Ledger as well. "Yeah, I'm absolutely fine talking about him. You know, I don't like kind of trivializing the tragedy in conjunction with an interview to do with the movie, which is clearly far less important. But Heath was a joy. He really was like that, because he was a very unique man. I enjoyed watching him work, working with him — you know, we had a lot of the old gang from the first one together, and then there were new members, Heath obviously included. What was so great to see with Heath is just how seriously he took it. And we don't mean in any way to sound sort of pretentious with that, but just in the fact that if we don't take it seriously, then how can any audience ever take it seriously? And he did one hell of a job. You know, you were out there [at the Warner Bros. presentation earlier in the day] — you saw those clips?" Good interview to read, as it talks about some of the roles Bale has taken as well as his ability to pretty seamlessly transition from one role to the next. Bale on Batman