Christian Bale Talks Ben Affleck Playing Batman/Bruce Wayne; Reveals Advice He Gave Him
During a recent sit down with Access Hollywood for ‘Out of the Furnace,’ Christian Bale was asked what he thinks of Ben Affleck taking on the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne. “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.”
The Oscar winner, who played Batman/Bruce Wayne across Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy, shared some advice he gave to Ben Affleck, ““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, at least what I went through, when you have to have someone help you out of the costume. That was my main piece of advice for him.” Check out his comments below. Look out for my ‘Out of the Furnace’ interview with Christian Bale shortly.
Ben Affleck and Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project – bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in ‘Man of Steel.’ The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17th, 2015.
Zack Snyder re-imagined the origin of Clark Kent/Superman in the worldwide blockbuster ‘Man of Steel,’ which has earned more than $650 million worldwide to date, and climbing. The director will now create an original vision of Batman and his world for the film that brings the two DC Comics icons together. Ben Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, who will reprise the role of Superman/Clark Kent. The film will also reunite ‘Man of Steel’ stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
Ben Affleck recently starred in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture ‘Argo,’ which he also directed and produced, earning acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination for his performance in the film, as well as a number of directing honors. The new film is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers. Production will begin in the first quarter of 2014.
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