Christian Bale knows a thing or twenty about playing Batman. Bale made the character his own in The Dark Knight trilogy and when news hit that Ben Affleck is Batman, the actor experienced a wrath unlike any we’ve seen in a while. One who thought the casting was perfect was the man who was Batman, Bale. The actor recently spoke about Affleck’s casting and had nothing but praise for the man who has inherited the role in Batman vs. Superman.
“I wish him the best,” Bale told Access Hollywood. “He’s a very experienced actor and filmmaker and he’ll make it his own. Our thing’s finished, we’ve always declared it was finished and it should be passed on to another actor and it will be again after him.”
Bale is a class act or what?!
Recently, Affleck talked Batman expectations and having a chat with Bale had to only help. Bale and Affleck talked about the role and the former had some functional advice for him. “The only thing I said to him is just make sure he can take a piss without anyone having to help him,” Bale said and laughed.
“Because it’s a little bit humiliating, at least what I went through, when you have to have someone help you out of the costume. That was my main piece of advice for him.”
Bale also appeared, like the entire world, to have his heart melted by the Make-A-Wish foundation and the child who will be forever known as Batkid. “I just think it’s great. It’s a great day for the little guy. I just think Make-A-Wish and San Francisco did such an amazing thing to organize that,” Bale said.
“You just think of the delight in that little fella’s heart, running around doing that. Then also as someone who played Batman, it’s great to see that the symbol of Batman is so much bigger than any one person, than any film, than any comic book, any TV series – that’s really what it’s all about.”