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‘Batman’ Ben Affleck Gets Caped Crusader Advice, Credits Jennifer Garner For Chutzpah [Video]

Although Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner have worked together in the past, the caped Crusader actor predicts that they won’t try it again. Instead, he’s content to credit Garner for his career chutzpah with films such as Daredevil, reported the Daily Mail.

As for who wins the marriage battles? Affleck described it in terms of who won the filmed fights.

“She won most of the fights in the movie, which was a pretty good predictor of what would happen down the road – my wife holding swords and beating the living s**t out of me.”

Ben admits that along with the career highlights, there have been some flops. For example, in 2003, he starred in the dismal failure Gigli with former fiancee Jennifer Lopez. But when it comes to his memories of J Lo and his other ex-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow, Affleck is quick to praise, claiming that he feels fond of both women.

“I’ve been really lucky in my personal relationships. I look back and think the major relationships I’ve had were all with really good people who I like quite a bit still to this day.”

When it comes to advice on taking on the iconic role of Batman, Affleck may want to turn to a former caped Crusader, who has already offered unsolicited advice, according to the New York Daily News.

After Christian Bale learned that Ben would star in the much-ballyhooed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, his wisdom focused on manly matters.

“The first one was, ‘Be able to take a p*ss by yourself. I found it to be ridiculously unheroic between takes when I said, ‘Excuse me, I need to pee, could somebody undo me please?'”

In addition, Bale recommended consulting with the costume designer about cowl comfort.

“[It] took three people 20 minutes with tools in order to take that cowl off (my) head,” recalled Christian.

As for experiencing jealous feelings that someone else is donning the invincible costume of the caped Crusader? Nonsense, says Bale. He does admit, however, that it was not expected.

“The baton has been passed, that’s the nature of Batman. Of course, it was passed a lot quicker than I expected, but I completely understand.”

One of Ben’s best buddies also played Batman. That’s George Clooney, and the two have been BFFs for years, according to Us Weekly.

However, despite their personal friendship, their careers have gone in different directions. Clooney has taken more of a role behind the cameras as a director and producer, as well as occasional charity appearances such as the Downton Abbey film, as the Inquisitr reported.

As for career advice on playing the caped hero? Clooney declined to offer any suggestions, reported the Indie Wire.

“I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this – let’s just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing.”

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