Christian Bale thinks Robert Pattinson is a “good choice” to play Batman

The 45-year-old actor portrayed the Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, and he is backing Pattinson, 33, to be a success behind the wheel of the Batmobile in 2021 movie The Batman.

When asked about Pattinson’s casting at the Toronto Film Festival, Bale – who was promoting his new film Ford v. Ferrari – Bale said: “Good choice!’ He’s interesting.”

Bale also had some advice when it comes to playing the DC Comics character, the same tip he passed on to Ben Affleck when he took over the famous cape and cowl for the DC Extended Universe films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League.

Bale said: “Oh, same as Ben, just be able to pee by yourself. You don’t feel like a superhero when you aren’t able to p**s by yourself!”

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Previously sharing Bale’s bathroom woes, Affleck said: “Look mate, just make sure there’s a zipper in that suit – I couldn’t p**s for three movies in that suit!”

Pattinson joins a long list of high-profile names who have played the iconic role

As well as Bale, Adam West strapped on the utility belt for the beloved 1960s television series and the 1966 film.

Michael Keaton played the titular character in 1989’s Batman – which was directed by Tim Burton – and Val Kilmer and George Clooney also portrayed the Gotham City saviour in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin respectively.

Author: BANG Showbiz