The Dark Knight trilogy star Christian Bale supports Robert Pattinson as Batman, noting that he’d give the younger actor the same advice as Ben Affleck when he took on the role.
During a recent interview with Variety at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Christian Bale explained that he told Ben Affleck that he needed to have a costume that wasn’t too difficult to navigate in and out of, and now he shared that same advice with Robert Pattinson (who he believes will be good in the role). However, the reason that Christian Bale gave has a humorous, vulgar connotation, as he states that he thought that telling Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson was necessary so the actors could go to the bathroom independently. Christian Bale’s initial Batsuit was ridiculously limiting, after all.
You can see what Christian Bale told Ben Affleck and the newest Bruce Wayne below:
Christian Bale thinks Robert Pattinson is a "good choice" for #Batman. His advice? "Be able to pee by yourself" | #FORDvFERRARI – Variety Studio at #TIFF19 presented by @ATT pic.twitter.com/eiTlieVH5R
— Variety (@Variety) September 8, 2019
Given that Ben Affleck only filmed content as Batman between 2014 and 2017, he understandably did not have to worry about Christian Bale’s concerns for too long. Robert Pattinson, who is expected to play Batman for much longer than Ben Affleck, may not be so lucky, so hopefully he takes Christian Bale’s advice to heart and can get in and out of his costume easily enough to not have to worry about having an emergency in a Batman suit.
Details for the Robert Pattinson-led Batman project are currently under wraps. Previous rumors once pointed to an earlier version of the script featuring Ben Affleck bookending the film as his current Batman while the film introduced Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader in his earlier years. But with Ben Affleck officially retired from the role, Robert Pattinson is replacing the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League star as Batman.
While details are slim, The Batman director Matt Reeves has confirmed that his movie is not based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic and will emphasize the hero as the world’s greatest detective more than previous films have in the past. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new Batman trilogy starring Robert Pattinson.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, New Gods, and Birds of Prey.
The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.