Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy changed everything for the DC Universe. Starring Christian Bale, the actor impressed everyone with his performance as Bruce Wayne and the caped crusader. However, in 2012, with The Dark Knight Rises, Christian’s journey as the superhero came to end.
After The Dark Knight Rises, DC and Warner Bros hired Ben Affleck to play new Batman in their upcoming films. These films were not helmed by Nolan. They had a completely different storyline. Ben’s performance received mixed reactions from the audience as some believed Bale was apt. Affleck starred as Batman in two films – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Christian Bale once said that he was jealous that Ben Affleck is playing Batman. That’s our DC Trivia #20 for today. As reported by Comicbook, The Dark Knight actor said, “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. The fact that I’m jealous of someone else playing Batman. I think I should have gotten over it by now.”
Christian Bale further added, “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.”
Well, it’s good to see how honest Christian Bale was and how much he loved playing Batman. Unfortunately, Ben Affleck won’t be playing this DC superhero anymore. Robert Pattinson is all set to play the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film, The Batman.