There have been a lot of Batmans over the years, but the last decade has shown D.C. fans the Christian Bale Batman and Ben Affleck Batmans audiences never knew they wanted. The two might not be big fans of each other, though. Or at least, not yet!
Christian Bale revealed on a podcast that he’s never seen a Ben Affleck Batman movie.
Bale went on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, ostensibly to promote his latest film, Hostiles. As will happen when you play a major franchise superhero for three films, the subject of Batman came up. Bale was pleasant! He seemed perfectly content to discuss passing the Bat-baton onto Affleck. And in doing so, he noted he *still* has yet to see Affleck take over the role:
Wait, that *kind of* seems like a burn on Bat-fleck, who is reportedly on his way out. It was probably unintentional, though. Bale seems extremely diplomatic about it all!
Bale also said he’s never seen an Avengers movie either.
He’s “happy to hear” that they’re good films, but has no plans to see them himself. Also, one time he met Affleck when they were both shopping for Halloween costumes for their kids. Bale’s advice to Affleck was to make sure the suit had a zipper, to make bathroom trips way easier during filming.
Is that weirdly the cutest thing in the Bat-universe? Yes. Yes it is.