As Christian Bale does press for his upcoming movie Out of the Furnace, reporters are finally getting a chance to ask him about Ben Affleck talking over as Batman. One thing that Bale is making quite clear is that he and Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan were done with their version of Batman before Affleck was cast.
In an interview with MTV, Bale said, “It’s an interesting thing, you know what I mean. We were finished. Chris [Nolan] and I said before we started making Dark Knight Rises, ‘This is it. This is the finale. We’re going out.’ When we did the press for Dark Knight Rises, we said, ‘This is it. We’re going out.’ And then a year later, people said, ‘That’s it? You’re going out?’ And we went, ‘We’ve kind of been saying that for a couple of years.’”
In regards to the voice he used for Batman, Bale explained that he changed the voice because he wanted to become a beast to sell the idea of Batman to himself. Bale added, “[The voice] ain't for everybody. Ben's obviously going to have to do his own thing, but it was the only way that I could find how to get into that and to justify wearing the fricking Batsuit. Otherwise, he's just loopy beyond belief. He's loopy, but he's loopy with a method to his madness.”