Between Batman v Superman and Justice League, most of us have had plenty of time to process our feelings about Batfleck.
But one person who’s yet to make up his mind is the previous Batman, Christian Bale – because he hasn’t actually gotten around to seeing those movies yet.
Bale admitted as much on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast. “Yes, I’m interested [in seeing Ben Affleck’s performance],” he said. “My son seemed like he was really interested, but then I realized he just wanted to see that trailer and that was it. And, you know, I tend to go see films that [my kids] want to see.”
Perhaps that’s for the best, seeing as Justice League got pretty ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ reviews. However, Bale’s lack of interest in costumed heroes does not stop with Batman.
“I have to confess, I’m not a huge superhero film fan,” he continued. “People seem surprised at that. I don’t know why. But 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.”
Well, presumably, people are surprised because Bale’s starred in two of the most well-regarded superhero movies of all time, and also The Dark Knight Rises. But to each his own and all that.
Anyway, at the rate the rumors are flying about Affleck’s potential exit, we may have a new Batman by the time Bale gets around to seeing a superhero movie in theaters.
Though Bale’s not much for Marvel or DC, he acknowledged that there is one franchise he still adores. “Star Wars, I’m a huge fan,” he said. “Star Wars really interests me. I’ve still got the Millennium Falcon, I’ve got the AT-AT.” (Bale pronounces it “at-at” instead of “A-T-A-T,” just ICYWW.)
In fact, Bale was in “a discussion” about appearing in Solo: A Star Wars Story at one point – and though that particular conversation didn’t go anywhere, he’s got his fingers crossed for more like it. “I hope there’ll be future discussions,” he said.
In the meantime, someone should probably check back with Bale in about six months. The former Batman may not have any strong opinions yet about the new Batman, but as a Star Wars diehard, he’s bound to have some thoughts about the new Han Solo.