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Christian Bale Hasn’t Seen Ben Affleck’s Batman Yet But He Wants To

Christian Bale has revealed that he hasn’t actually seen Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Batman yet, but he also mentioned that he’s interested in seeing it.

Christian Bale is pretty well-known for being one of the best, if not the best, Batmen of all time. He appeared as the Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy in some of the very best comic book movies of all time. Stepping into his shoes is no easy task, as Ben Affleck found out. Despite appearing in some rather poor comic book movies, I do have a soft spot for Affleck’s Batman. It’s much closer to that of the Arkham video games, which is a nice change. However, the quality of the movies such as Batman v Superman and Justice League just stops Affleck’s portrayal of the Dark Knight from entering into the top five Batmen of all time.

Christian Bale recently appeared on an episode of the podcast Happy Sad Confused in which he discussed things such as the time he was almost cast in Solo: A Star Wars Story. During the conversation, he was asked about Ben Affleck’s Batman and whether he liked it or not. The actor revealed that he hadn’t actually seen it yet, but he stated that he is interested in checking out Batfleck in all its cinematic glory.

Ben Affleck as Batman in Justice League

Ben Affleck as Batman in Justice League

“I have not [seen Ben Affleck’s Batman],” said Bale. “Yes I’m interested [in seeing it], my son seemed like he was really interested, but then I realized he just wanted to see the trailer and that was it—I tend to go see films that [my kids] want to see. I have to confess I’m not a huge superhero film fan. People seem surprised at that, I don’t know why. I’ve not seen any of the Avengers films or any of those films at all. I hear they’re very good, but I’m quite happy just hearing they’re very good.”

Who knows. Bale might just be impressed by Affleck’s performance or it may convince the actor to come back to the role to show everybody how it should be done. Incidentally, we did put Bale on our list of possible actors who could replace Ben Affleck as Batman. I’m just desperate to see him come back to the role. Although, I can always just rewatch the Dark Knight trilogy.

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