Christian Bale Talks About That Mysterious Ending To The Dark Knight Rises

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Christian Bale recently expressed his interpretation of the ending to 2012's 'The Dark Knight Rises' - you know, where Alfred sees Bruce Wayne apparently alive and well. Bale stressed that he was only giving his idea of how the movie ended, and he wants viewers to make up their own minds.

In the interview (which you can listen to below),  Bale had this to say about the ending -


"[Alfred] was just content with me being alive. And he left. Because that was the life he'd always wanted for [Bruce]. I find it very interesting. I think with most films, I tend to say its always what the audience thinks it is. My personal opinion is that it was not a dream. That that was for real. And [Bruce] was delighted that he had finally freed himself from the privilege, but ultimately the burden of being Bruce Wayne."

As for Bruce's whereabouts now, Bale gave his thoughts -

He's still there. He's eaten lots and lots of [unintelligible] at this point, and he won't fit back in that suit."


I liked how director Christopher Nolan ended the movie, and I believe in the Dark Knight universe Bruce Wayne would return as Batman at some point when Gotham needed him.

What do you think? Is Bruce still alive at the conclusion of 'The Dark Knight Rises'?

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