Christian Bale proud of Heath Ledger friendship

Jul 12, 2012, 08:21 IST | PTI

Actor Christian Bale is happy that he got to become friends with Australian actor Heath Ledger before he died in 2008 from an accidental overdose

The pair worked together on 'The Dark Knight' in which Bale played Batman and Ledger his arch nemesis The Joker and the 38-year-old is proud to have gotten to know him.

Christian Bale and Heath Ledger

"I have absolutely wonderful memories of Heath. I'm very proud that I got to know him as a friend, and work with him, and he's as much a part of this movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises', as he was 'The Dark Knight'.

"He created such a wonderful portrayal, that will always be remembered, and I'm very proud to have been a part of that," he said. The actor ruled out a return to the superhero franchise now that he has completed the third and final film in the Christopher Nolan-directed movie series.

"I believe Christopher Nolan when he says it (a reboot) won't be from him, and therefore it will not be me. But I absolutely do believe there will be a reboot, and I'm very fascinated to see what incarnation that will take," he said. 

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