While fans of DC's "The Dark Knight" remain indecisive over the casting of Robert Pattinson as the new Batman, one famous actor who previously donned the superhero suit gives his full support for the actor. Christian Bale believes a "Batman" film remake with Pattinson in it, will be fantastic.
Bale shared his thoughts about the casting during a red carpet interview at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday. He was there to support his upcoming biopic, "Ford v Ferrari." The Oscar-winner expressed his excitement to see the new Batman film and more so to see another new face behind the mask. Bale especially complimented Pattinson's acting skills and gave his best wishes to the actor for taking on a demanding role.
"All the best to him! You know, I think he's an absolutely fantastic actor. Wonderful choice for Batman!" Bale tells ET's Ash Crossan .
Bale echoed the same praises in an interview with Variety at the same event. He gave a thumbs up when asked for his opinion on the casting and says Pattinson is a "good choice" for Batman and that "he's interesting." Matt Damon, who co-stars with Bale in "Ford v Ferrari," even complimented Pattinson on his "fantastic" acting in "the Safdie brothers movie he did," called "Good Time."
When asked for advice to give the younger actor, Bale had to bring up the only problem with the Batsuit and that's the difficulty to pee with it on. Of course, he knows what he is talking about. After all, he played the iconic caped crusader in three epic Batman films.
"Oh, same as Ben (Affleck), just be able to pee by yourself. You don't feel like a superhero when you aren't able to piss by yourself," Bale says.
Fans still remain divided with the casting decision given Pattinson's film history. In all the titles under his name, he is best remembered for his role as a shimmering vampire in the "Twilight" movie franchise.
The 33-year-old English actor has since stepped away from that image with several experimental and remarkable roles, and his take on Batman is expected to take him on a career-high. Fans will have to wait and see Pattinson's version of the caped crusader in Matt Reeve's incarnation scheduled for release in June 2021.