Christian Bale Discusses Batman's Pain in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

It was recently revealed by Christopher Nolan that the story for The Dark Knight Rises would be set 8 years after the The Dark Knight. This was some surprisingly cool news, and I can't wait to see how this story is going to play out. Christian Bale did a new interview in which he discusses the inner pain of Baman and how the death of his parents screwed him up. Here's what he had to say...

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. 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.

He goes on to talk about leaving the character Batman behind now that he's done with him, 

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.

This sounds like it will be an epic conclusion to Nolan's Batman created world. The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released in theaters on July 20th 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.

What are your thoughts on Bale's comments?

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