Christian Bale Reacts to Robert Pattinson’s Casting

Christian Bale as Batman
Article by Eric Lee

The Dark Knight-era Batman actor Christian Bale recently gave his thoughts on incoming Batman, Robert Pattinson.

In an interview with Variety, Bale reacted to the news of Pattinson’s casting in Matt Reeves’ Batman movie. Bale gave his wholehearted approval to the new-Batman actor. Here is Bale on Pattinson:

Oh good. Good choice. He’s interesting I’m sure he’ll come up with something real interesting.

Bale’s Advice to Pattinson

On a more amusing note, Christian Bale also offered some unsolicited advice to the new Bat-actor. However, Bale’s advice is not about how to best approach characterization or doing stunts. Instead, his words of wisdom were about a more pedestrian problem.

Be able to pee by yourself. You don’t feel like much of a superhero when you can’t take a p!$$ by yourself.”

Historically, the Bat-suits do not have zippers and require a team to put it on. Batman Forever actor Val Kilmer once likened wearing the Bat-suit to being treated like an old person.

Hopefully, Pattinson’s Bat-suit will have an easy access zipper for him. Unfortunately for the actor, it seems like he will share similar painful experiences wearing the Bat-suit.

To see Bale’s full comments, including talking about his new movie Ford v Ferrari, check the video below.

Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at