Batman 3 March 18, 2008 A fabulously entertaining 90-minute comic oratorio by Eric Idle and John Du Prez (creators of “Spamalot”) inspired by “Monty Python’s Life Of Brian” filmed at its only European performance at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2009 to celebrate 40 years of Monty Python. This hilarious take on the Messiah features the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Choir, a host of superb soloists in the lead roles including Rosalind Plowright and Eric Idle, with Michael Palin as Mrs Betty Parkinson and special guest appearances from Pythons Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam. And of course three sheep! Like Handel only funnier. Speaking of a possible third Batman movie, Christian Bale has said ‘wait and see’. Speaking to entertainment weekly, Bale could not confirm or deny a third film but corrected the interviewer for suggesting this was the fifth instalment in the Batman film franchise; ‘Batman Begins – that was the beginning there, with all due respect to the others. We are re-creating this.’ Whether Heath Ledger’s death will affect the storyline for a third film remains unclear but Bale added ‘You know, obviously the decision is out of my hands. I would, knowing the Dark Knight story, I would like very much to complete a trilogy. And I think that knowing the story of The Dark Knight, it leaves you anticipating something that really can get very, very interesting for a third’. The Dark Knight hits Irish cinemas, July 25th TIDBIT: Bale’s first on-screen role was in 1983 at age 9 in a British commercial for Pac-Man cereal.