‘The Dark Knight Rises’: Gary Oldman hints at further Batman sequels

But the Commissioner Gordon actor says he will not be appearing in them

Gary Oldman has hinted that there could yet be more movies in the Batman series, but that he is unlikely to appear in them.

The actor plays Commissioner Gordon in the current run of movies, directed by Christopher Nolan. Next summer’s The Dark Knight Rises has been heralded as the conclusion to the story.

But now Oldman has suggested that the Batman films are likely to continue in some form, telling Crave Online: “For us I think it’s the end. Whether they make more, my guess is probably. I mean, they don’t have Potter anymore. So, there could be a Batman 4 and 5. 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.”

He went on to add that even the third film getting made had not been a certainty: “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. 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.'”

Praising Nolan’s approach to the Gotham City mythology, Oldman said: “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.”

The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight. In the trailer, which you can watch above, Gordon appears to be mortally sick.