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Christian Bale recently revealed to Yahoo movies that he was disappointed with his own performance as Batman in the Dark Knight trilogy, and admitted that it was hard to compete with Heath Ledger's chilling portrayal of the Joker.

Bale described the challenge he faced in bringing to life the iconic superhero,

"Batman... he's just this very, very, very dark, messed up character. That was what I found when I put on the suit. I went, I'd just feel like a bloody idiot if I don't use this as a means of [bringing out] kind of his true monstrous self that he allows to come out in that moment."

No surprise that he felt the pressure working with Ledger, whose work in The Dark Knight earned him a posthumous Oscar.

"Heath turned up and just kind of completely ruined all my plans, because I went, he's so much more interesting than me and what I'm doing."

Ultimately, Bale stated,

"I didn't quite manage what I hoped I would through the trilogy. Chris [Nolan] did, but my own sense of self is like, ehhh I didn't quite nail it.

So will he be reprising his role as Batman to try and solve this unfinished business?

Enough's enough. We did our thing, I've got nothing else to offer it.

Check out the full video below:

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