Christian Bale confirms: No more Batman for him

Wanted: A new defender of Gotham City.

Christian Bale has confirmed that he's stepped out of the Spandex for the last time, quashing rumors of future Batman movies wherein he would star as the brooding hero.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Bale noted that he thought enough had been done with the films.

"Let's not get greedy," he explained, adding that the role of Batman is "a torch that should be handed from one actor to another."

Bale has played the caped crusader in three Batman movies -- something he says even he didn't expect to be doing.

"We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well," Bale told

According to IMDB, Bale has plenty on his plate; the Welsh actor currently has several films in various stages of production, including several rumored roles in pre-production.