Christian Bale has spoken up about Bruce Wayne's character development in "The Dark Knight Rises", which is the final installment of the Batman movies from Christopher Nolan. Bale said that in the upcoming film, Wayne must face more pain than before.
Speaking of his character, Wayne, during the press junket of "The Flowers of War", Bale shared as quoted by Comic Book Movie, "How long will you let the pain and loss define your life? Walking around chasing bad guys is very heroic and attracts attention, but at the end it all accounts for, as a means to deal with the pain of a huge loss."
"We agreed that Bruce Wayne is absolutely sincere as Bruce Wayne, and as Batman utterly sincere," the Oscar-winning actor added. "But Bruce Wayne, the playboy, is a pure facade, it's a lie he has, somehow, to control one side of your soul that's not really under control. In fact, only Alfred knows who he is. It's time for Bruce Wayne to face the pain, that has always stirred his life."
During the press junket, the 37-year-old actor also shared about his experience filming the highly anticipated movie. "Shooting in seven different locations, chosen by Nolan was a pleasure. It's really a privilege to work well, especially with the extraordinary troupe of actors, who always manage to meet Chris' expectations," he said.
On his feeling to film his last Batman movie, Bale confessed, "It's like saying goodbye to an old friend. When you have the opportunity to be a character so many times, you develop another relationship with him, a more profound one."
"The Dark Knight Rises" will open wide in U.S. theaters on July 20, 2012. Joining Bale in the cast ensemble are Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate, Morgan Freeman as Lucious Fox, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, and Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth.