Christian Bale: 'I'm Jealous Of Someone Else Playing Batman'

When Ben Affleck was first cast as the new Batman in 2016’s “Batman V Superman” movie, Batfans were pretty torn over the decision.

In the December issue of Empire Magazine, Christian Bale, the last man to play the bat, speaks out about the first time he heard Affleck was cast as the new Batman.

It sounds like he wasn’t on team #Batfleck when he first got the news.

Comicbookmovie.com has the quotes:

“I’ve got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a bit of me going, ‘Oh go on… Let’s do another.’ So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour.”

“But I’m 40,” he added. “The fact that I’m jealous of someone else playing Batman … I think I should have gotten over it by now.”

Bale says he hasn’t spoken with Affleck, but that he emailed him advice on the role.

“I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid anything that I did,” said Bale.

Ben affleck batmanWarner Bros., @ZackSnyder/TwitterWarner Bros. released this image of Ben Affleck as the new Batman at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year.

From Bale’s quotes, it sounds like he was actually considering coming back for another Batman movie.

Bale’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy, directed by Christopher Nolan, made nearly $US2.5 billion worldwide over about a decade for Warner Bros.

Bale will next star in Ridley Scott’s biblical adaptation of the story of Moses, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” in theatres December 12.

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