Christian Bale says he’s never seen Ben Affleck’s Batman

While his run of DCEU films hasn’t exactly been full of critical hits, Ben Affleck’s Batman hasn’t been as hated as the initial reaction to his casting may have hinted.

Despite that, his Dark Knight predecessor Christian Bale still hasn’t seen Affleck’s Caped Crusader, and doesn’t seem to be in a crazy rush to change that.

Bale played Batman in Christopher Nolan’s gritty 2005 reboot Batman Begins, its epic 2008 follow-up The Dark Knight and even MORE epic 2012 trilogy closer The Dark Knight Rises.

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The Batfleck first popped up in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before returning in last year’s Justice League (there was also a cameo in 2016’s Suicide Squad).

Asked by the Happy Sad Podcast (latest episodes on iTunes, including this one, or via Spotify) if he’d seen Affleck’s Batman, Bale replied: “I have not.”

On whether he had ANY interest in seeing his successor, Bale added: “Yes, I’m interested.

“My son seemed like he was really interested, but then I realised he just wanted to see the trailer and that was it.”

The dad-of-two added that these days he only tends to go and see movies that his kids want to see.

It’s nothing personal though, as despite being at the forefront of the critical and commercial renaissance of the genre with Nolan and Batman Begins, Bale doesn’t have much time for superhero movies.

“People seem surprised at that, I don’t know why, but I’ve not seen any of the Avengers films or any of those films at all,” Bale said

“I hear they’re very good, but I’m quite happy just hearing they’re very good.”

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