Christian Bale Offers His Take On That Ambiguous ‘Dark Knight’ Ending

Oh Bruce, where art thou?


It's a credit to—or a knock on—Christopher Nolan, that two years after the end of his Dark Knight trilogy, we still don't know how it ended.

Ambiguous endings have become a Nolan trademark—just ask the dazed audiences leaving Interstellar—and fans are still debating the fate of Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne. Last we saw him, he was wining and dining Anne Hathaway's Selina Kyle at a perfectly lovely Italian trattoria. Bane was dead, and the Batman mantle was passed on Joseph Gordon-Levitt's John Blake. That, or he was vaporized in a nuclear explosion and Alfred is a senile, hallucinatory old dude. Christian Bale likes the first one better.

The actor is currently making the rounds for his latest blockbuster, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and a journalist asked him for his take on Bruce Wayne's fate. While Christian Bale ultimately left it to interpretation, he likes to believe that his buddy Bruce gets to enjoy a future of Tuscan wine tastings and feeding Anne Hathaway Tiramisu. Listen to his comments below.