Would you believe that Christian Bale, who put on Batman’s cape and cowl in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy, hasn’t seen his successor Ben Affleck in the role or even any of the Avengers movies?
Appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, (via Collider) Bale said, “I have not [seen Ben Affleck’s Batman]. Yes I’m interested [in seeing it], my son seemed like he was really interested, but then I realized he just wanted to see the trailer and that was it — I tend to go see films that [my kids] want to see.”
“I have to confess I’m not a huge superhero film fan. People seem surprised at that, I don’t know why. I’ve not seen any of the ‘Avengers’ films or any of those films at all. I hear they’re very good, but I’m quite happy just hearing they’re very good,” added Bale.
Meanwhile, it turns out Bale was up for, and came really close to taking, the role in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” that ultimately went to Woody Harrelson.
“Yes, [it was] very tempting,” said Bale. “I not only love the films going back to my childhood but also have a very long relationship with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall because they did ‘Empire of the Sun’ many years back.”
Bale also hinted that he might yet find himself in a “Star Wars” movie. “There was discussion, [and] I hope there will be future discussions,” he said.