WATCH: Christian Bale on Occupy Wall Street Parallels in ‘Dark Knight Rises’

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ star Christian Bale. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Set in a post-9/11 world, the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises touches on contemporary anxieties and stresses. Star Christian Bale says: “There’s the whole notion of the economic meltdown – you know globally the fat cats, the 99%, 1%. The Occupy protests came to happen whilst we were filming. It touches on many elements.” Watch our interview with Bale: