May 31, 2012, 11:02 am

Smells like somebody has a film to promote, as 'The Dark Knight Rises' star Christian Bale has been dropping interesting tid bits of information into interviews of late.

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First up, it appears there may be life left yet in the 'Dark Knight' film franchise. When filming wrapped in November last year, Bale, who plays Bruce Wayne/Batman said: "Everything's finished. It's me and Chris (Nolan) -- that will be the end of that Batman era." We heard the collective echoes of Batman heartbreak the world over.

This week, however, Bale told US film magazine Empire that he wasn't averse to the idea of another 'Batman' film, albeit a little farther down the track. He told the mag: "My understanding is that this is the last one. I think it's appropriate, I think it's going out at the right time. But ... if Chris came to me with a script and said, 'You know what? There is another story' then I would love the challenge of making a fourth one work."

Christian Bale (in costume) and director Christopher Nolan on the set of 'The Dark Knight Rises'. Credit: Getty Images

While Bale has given a sliver of hope to fans, Nolan doesn't actually sound like he's on board with the idea. He told Empire: "What drew me to Batman in the first place was Bruce Wayne's story, and that he's a real character whose story begins in childhood...That, for me, became a three-part story. And obviously the third part becomes the ending of the guy's story."

Your guess is as good as ours if the dream-team Batman partnership will ever reunite, but we will say never say never.

The other interesting piece of Bale info this week comes from the dating corner of the world.

Teenage love birds? Credit: Getty Images

Once upon a time, Bale went on a date with actress Drew Barrymore back when they were teenagers, but it seems she just wasn't into him.

Speaking to GQ Australia magazine, Bale said: "We went to see some bloody awful horror film, and that was the end of it. She never called again." Ouch.

We're pretty sure the Caped Crusader isn't too cut up about it though, he's been married since 2000 to former model Sibi Blazic with whom he has a seven-year-old daughter, Emmeline.

In Drew's dating corner of the world, the 'Charlie's Angel' star is engaged to Will Kopel, and expecting her first child. The rumour mill suggests the pair will marry in an intimate ceremony in June, just before the baby arrives.

One, two, three everybody say "Awwww...".

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  1. Alan04:03pm Thursday 31st May 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    That's all fine, but is that all we're going to get from hollywood from here on in...remake after remake of the same old characters...each time told a slightly different way. I couldn't beleive that yet another bloody spiderman movie is on its way out... the same old story re done a different way...this time in 3D! Same in every respect to the other versions, right down to the scenes where he fights a shcool bully in the corridor! Give us something new for gods sake.

  2. Robert02:51pm Thursday 31st May 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Christian Bale is an amazing actor. He totally immerses himself in the character and the way he transforms his body to suit the role. He was super fit and muscular for the Batman movies, but shrunk his body to look like a prisoner of war in The Machinist. My favourite of all time though is American Phsyco, an absolute classic.


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