While most of the former Batman actors weighed in on Ben Affleck as Batman shortly after the news was announced, Christian Bale hadn’t yet spoken out on the matter. Now, with Bale on the press circuit to promote his new film Out of the Furnace, he has finally weighed in with his opinion on the casting and just a little bit of advice for Ben Affleck. Here’s what Bale told Access Hollywood about Affleck as Batman.
“I wish him all the best. He’s a very experienced actor and filmmaker,” said Bale. “And he’ll make it his own. And our thing is finished and we always declared it was finished. And you know it should be passed onto another actor and will be again after him.”
When asked if Affleck had reached out to him for advice, Bale said, “No, the only thing I said to him is just make sure he can take a piss without anyone having to help him, because it’s a little bit humiliating, which I went through when you have to have somebody kind of help you out with the costume in order to be able to do that. So that’s my main piece of advice for him.”
Batman Vs. Superman is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on July 17, 2015.