Man of Steel 2 might not star Christian Bale, but he still has some things to say about two of the latest Batman-related events. Thankfully nobody messed with his lights this time.
First off, the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a young boy the opportunity to dress up as Batman for a day. Miles Scott roamed the streets of San Fransisco, which itself had been turned into Gotham City, earning Miles the name Batkid. Both of the latest actors to play the role praised him for it, though Christian Bale turned around and also had positive things to say about Ben Affleck.
About Miles Scott’s run as the caped crusader, Christian Bale said:
“I just think it’s great. It’s a great day for the little guy. I just think Make-A-Wish and San Francisco did such an amazing thing to organize that. You just think of the delight in that little fella’s heart, running around doing that. Then also as someone who has played Batman, it’s great to see that the symbol of Batman is so much bigger than any one person, than any film, than any comic book, any TV series, that’s really what it’s all about. It’s irrelevant which actor is playing it, we’re irrelevant in that sense. But for little Miles to have such a great day is just delightful.”
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The latest actor to step into the costume of the dark knight, Ben Affleck had been the center of much ridicule for being chosen to play Batman. Eventually the internet warmed up to him in the role after several celebrities such as Kevin Smith, Matt Damon, and even his ex, Jennifer Garner, all said he would do just fine.
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The latest one to praise the new star of Man of Steel 2 is the most successful Batman actor to date (three hit films, where Micheal Keaton only had two).
Christian Bale said of Ben Affleck taking over the role, “I wish him all the best. He’s a very experienced actor and filmmaker and he’ll make it his own. Our thing’s finished, we’ve always declared it was finished and it should be passed on to another actor and it will be again after him.”
Adding some musings about a “bathroom escape plan,” Christian Bale joked about the suit itself much like Val Kilmer did for George Clooney when he told him to use lots of talcum powder.
After being replaced by a new actor in Man of Steel 2, Christian Bale harbors no resentment at all toward Ben Affleck, and was delighted to hear about Batkid.