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Gary Oldman: 'Dark Knight Rises is my last Batman movie'

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Gary Oldman has suggested that he will not star in any future Batman films after The Dark Knight Rises.

Oldman will reprise his role as Commissioner James Gordon in Christopher Nolan's third superhero epic The Dark Knight Rises, but told Crave Online that the film will likely mark the end of his involvement with the Batman franchise.

"For us I think it's the end. Whether they will make more, my guess is probably. I mean, they don't have [Harry] Potter anymore. So, there could be a Batman 4 and 5," the star noted.

Oldman continued: "It may be Chris [Nolan] overseeing it in a producorial position, but for us and for Chris I think that's it. It's a great way to go out though. It's a great story. Epic, epic thing it is."

The actor also explained that he's been very impressed by Nolan's vision for The Dark Knight Rises.

"I think Chris strikes me as someone who's too smart and he's sort of too classy to just sort of make a third for the sake of making it. I don't think that's who he is," Oldman said.

He added: "I remember way back saying to him, ''Is there going to be a third?' He said, 'If I can get the story right. I've got to outdo myself. I've got to do it better than The Dark Knight. I've just got to get it right'.

"He set the bar very high, and so he said, 'If I can find a story that interests me I will do it.' I think also it's genius that he's picked Bane as the villain, that he didn't go with The Riddler or The Penguin. I think [that] right there is a wise choice."

Nolan recently described the prologue to The Dark Knight Rises as "breathtaking".

The Dark Knight Rises prologue will be screened before Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol from December 16 in the US and December 21 in the UK. The film opens on June 20, 2012.

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