Christian Bale was Jealous on Ben Affleck over Batman Role

Christian Bale has definitely become really famous thanks to his role in Batman. In fact, he gave the Batman character a whole new personality and fans just loved that. However, the Batman franchise featuring the star ended, but a new story is set continue with Ben Affleck in the main role. 

Ben Affleck is set to play the role of Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, Christian Bale revealed that seeing the famous actor taking on this role of the superhero so soon has actually been quite difficult for him. 

“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,” the famous actor claimed in a recent interview with Empire Magazine. “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,” Christian Bale added. 

Christian Bale has been the star of the most famous Batman movies ever released: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Even though it is hard for him to close this successful and beautiful chapter, Bale claimed that he is not resentful of Affleck for taking the role. 

“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,” the talented actor explained. “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.”

In fact, Ben Affleck is set to play the role of Batman in at least three upcoming films. This new project is definitely expected by all fans of the popular Batman character and naturally everyone wants to discover how Affleck will play this character. Without a doubt, the expectations from Affleck are huge. In a previous interview, Affleck claimed that people commonly have opinions and preconceived ideas about characters they have known for long and this surely is the case for Batman. 

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