Christian Bale Envied Ben Affleck Playing Batman

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A report surfaced earlier this week about Christian Bale's thoughts on playing Batman again. In a chat with Empire, Bale admitted he had second thoughts about hanging up the cape and cowl after 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

In the interview, Bale talks about his reaction to seeing Ben Affleck announced as the new Batman. Check out the actor's candid remarks below.


“I’ve got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a 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,” he said. “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 anything that I did.”


When news surfaced that Warner Bros. was making 'Batman v Superman' I was pretty sure Bale would return as the Dark Knight one more time. However, I think Affleck was a smart choice to take up the role. Do you wish Bale had signed on for the superhero team-up or was it a wise decision to let someone else have a chance at Batman?