Christian Bale is pretty much responsible for revamping the cinematic character of “Batman.” Taking nothing from the actors that have suited up as the caped crusader, one of his concerns when beginning his Dark Knight trilogy was looking more ridiculous than intimidating in the Bat suit. It happened before:
Nonetheless, it’s safe to say that Bale did a pretty good job; each of the three dominated the box-office, and the second film in the series, “The Dark Knight,” brought in two oscars — one for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Heath Ledger), and the other for Best Achievement in Sound Editing (Richard King).
In an interview with Empire Magazine, Bale was presented the platform to discuss Ben Affleck playing the role of the Dark Detective in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’
“I’ve got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always that bit of me going, ‘Oh go on… let’s do another.’ So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour. But I’m 40. The fact that I’m jealous of someone else playing Batman… I think I should have gotten over it by now. I haven’t spoken with Ben, but I emailed him offering bits of advice that I learned the hard way. I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid doing anything that I did.”
–Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)