Christian Bale's tenure as Batman came to a close in spectacular fashion with the release of The Dark Knight Rises last Friday.
Having saved Gotham from total annihilation and freed himself permanently from the cape and cowl, Bale's Bruce Wayne finally accomplished the task he set out to achieve in Batman Begins.
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There will be no more Batman movies for Bale and director Christopher Nolan, but when there's a billion dollar franchise at stake Warner Bros will certainly be looking to exploit it.
Digital Spy takes a look at 10 actors who could potentially step into Christian Bale's formidable shoes to breathe new life into Batman on the big screen.
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