The Dark Knight Rises was the last film in the popular Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale. Unfortunately, the film comes with a terrible reminder for some, of the awful shooting that happened in Aurora, Colorado on the movie’s opening night. That has stayed with Bale, who said he hasn’t even watched the movie yet:
“Very sadly, I have not been able to watch that film since because of the whole tragedy of Aurora. I have not been able to sit down and see it without thinking of that. I’d love to be able to, one day.”
“Yes, I’m interested [in seeing it], my son seemed like he was really interested, but then I realized he just wanted to see the trailer and that was it. I tend to go see films that [my kids] want to see. I have to confess I’m not a huge superhero film fan. People seem surprised at that, I don’t know why. I’ve not seen any of the Avengers films or any of those films at all. I hear they’re very good, but I’m quite happy just hearing they’re very good.”
He also surprisingly revealed that he has mixed emotions about his Batman performance:
“Mixed emotions about it. I’m always eternally grateful to [director] Chris [Nolan]. For instance, Rescue Dawn, Werner [Herzog] and I had been trying to put that together for a few years. American Psycho, Mary Harron and I had been trying to put that together for a few years. No one was interested. Why? Me. Suddenly everyone said, ‘Yeah, alright. We’ll go with him.’ It did change everything. It was the first time I had done a film of that magnitude. That was a real learning curve for me. I wrestled with it for a long time. I still do on occasions. But I’m just learning, hey, accept the good things.”
As far as Bale’s reason for not watching The Dark Knight Rises, it’s entirely understandable.
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