Christian Bale’s Reaction to Ben Affleck’s Casting


Christian Bale who we all know played Batman in The Dark Knight series, was recently interview by Empire Magazine for his new film Exodus: Gods and Kings and during the interview he was asked about his reaction when he first learned of Ben Affleck’s casting as the Batman for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is what he had to say:

“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 adds. “The fact that I’m jealous of someone else playing Batman…I think I should have gotten over it by now. I haven’t spoken with Ben, but I emailed him offering bits of advice that I learned the hard way. I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid anything that I did.”


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