Ben Affleck is playing Batman in the sequel to Man Of Steel, but he thinks that BatKid is the best ever to play the role, Christian Bale, the dark knight, agrees.
If you’re wondering who BatKid is, then here is some background.
Adorable cancer patient Miles Scott, 5, had the most incredible day of his life on Friday, when San Francisco transformed into Gotham City for a day thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
You see, when the charitable organization that grants wishes to very ill children interviewed Miles and his parents, the little boy expressed his wish of being BatKid.
Make-a-Wish went to the unusual steps of asking the public for assistance, something it doesn’t normally do, according to a rep.
On Friday, Miles became BatKid as thousands came out to the streets to cheer him on, he even received a key to the city from the Mayor and a call from President Obama for his heroic efforts in fighting crime.
Ben Affleck, cast as the next black crusader in Batman vs. Superman alongside Henry Cavill in the role of Superman, was paying attention and took to Twitter on Saturday, to also praise Miles.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) November 16, 2013
BatKid stole millions of hearts around the world, as San Francisco made his dream of becoming Batman a reality, complete with a batmobile.
Both Affleck and Bale, who played Batman in the Dark Knight trilogy, praised the San Francisco Make-a-Wish Foundation for their efforts in granting young Miles his wish.
Since Christian Bale is not on Twitter, he made comments in a recent interview with Vulture:
“It’s so touching. Wasn’t that fantastic?” Bale said.
“I’ve never been on Twitter,” Bale continued. “But how great a thing that it can create something like that! I mean, wonderful. This little kid, oh my God — what a wonderful day for the little fella! It’s just fantastic, seeing all those people who were out there to support it.”
“Today, November 15, 2013, is Batkid day forever,” San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee told a crowd of supporters outside City Hall on Friday. “You won our hearts with your story(…) It’s been a day of magic.”
Miles Scott was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was 18-months-old and is now in remission, after treatment ended in June.
Ben Affleck and Christian Bale’s comments are sure to make BatKid’s day once again.