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Christian Bale Explains Why He Still Hasn't Seen The Batman

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Christian Bale Explains Why He Still Hasn't Seen The Batman

Christian Bale has explained why he hasn’t seen The Batman after handing the caped crusader baton to Robert Pattinson.

The actor, 48, played Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy from 2005 to 2012 while Pattinson took over the role earlier this year in the first instalment of Matt Reeves’ reboot.

And now Bale has revealed that he is yet to see the new interpretation of the comic book franchise but lauded Pattinson with praise, branding him 'an absolutely wonderful actor'.

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The Batman was released in March. Credit: Warner Bros
The Batman was released in March. Credit: Warner Bros

Speaking to Variety on the red carpet for his new flick Thor: Love and Thunder, the star said: "I still haven't seen it. I will see it. Listen, mate, it's amazing how few films I see.

"Every director I work with, I've seen a couple of their films and they're always looking at me going, 'Are you kidding?' I like to really savour films and I don't watch too many. But I will, I certainly will.

"Robert is an absolutely wonderful actor. We bumped into each other, talked a little bit about it ahead of time, and I heard wonderful things."

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Previously, Pattinson revealed some very specific advice he was given by Bale in relation to a certain item of costume.

At the time, the Twilight star detailed how he accidentally 'bumped into' the actor in the urinal when he was given the advice, Business Insider reports.

Bale had some important advice for the new Batman. Credit: Warner Bros.
Bale had some important advice for the new Batman. Credit: Warner Bros.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he said, "I was a bit scared to ask them anything but I bumped into Christian Bale. [I was] next to him in a urinal and I guess it kind of inspired him to say, 'The first thing you need to do in the batsuit is figure out a way to pee'.

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"So when I went to the costume department I was like, 'First things first. I need a patch. I need a flap on the back.' Easy access... I pee sitting down'.

While Pattinson may have demanded a flap in his batsuit to enable him to use the toilet more easily, he himself had to give in to a demand that was made surrounding his 'atrocious' voice.

Despite writer and director Matt Reeves having written the script with the actor in mind, the voice that Pattinson first put on when he adorned his black cape was quickly shut down.

However, the change ultimately paid off considering fans branded Pattinson's voice in the role of Wayne as 'perfect', leading many to think that the actor could well end up being the best Batman we've ever seen.

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Topics: Film & TV, Batman, Film and TV

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