Christian Bale Was Jealous of Ben Affleck After He Was Cast as Batman

Christian Bale was jealous of Batfleck.

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Christian Bale admitting he’s jealous of Ben Affleck is hard to wrap your head around. No disrespect to Ben Affleck (who has already promised he won't suck.) But the actor did just that when talking about how he feels about Affleck taking over as a Batman for Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

At first, Bale was more than willing to pass the torch having his trilogy run as Batman, but apparently he had second thoughts: 


“I’ve got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always that 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."

You know who else hasn't gotten over Bale's departure as the Caped Crusader? Fans. But it looks like Batfleck has a chance to succeed since Bale says he's given him some advice. 


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 doing anything that I did.”

[via Uproxx]

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