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Arguably the most popular Batman actor hasn’t seen the latest Batman movie, even though it was released many months ago.
Christian Bale, who played the caped crusader in The dark knight trilogy, he’s in no hurry to see Robert Pattinson’s take on the character in the batmanbut because of his own movie-watching habits rather than malice, resentment, or any other negative reason.
Variety met Bale at the premiere of Thor: love and thunder and was taken aback by his admission. However, Bale seemed to reassure the interviewer when he said that he would see the film, just without a “when”:
“I have not seen it yet. I’ll see. Listen to me, it’s amazing how few movies I see. Every director I work with, I’ve seen a couple of their movies, and they always look at me and say, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I really like to savor movies, and I don’t watch too many. But I’ll do it. I certainly will.”
He then praised Pattinson and talked about how they compared notes on playing the legendary superhero:
“Robert is an absolutely wonderful actor. We meet up, talk about it a little bit ahead of time, and I hear wonderful things. [about the movie].”
“You told him how to pee!” the interviewer exclaimed, referring to Pattinson’s revelation that Bale advised him to “find a way to pee” on her batsuit. Pattinson listened and had the wardrobe department add a “pee flank.”
“Among many other things,” Bale replied as if rolling his eyes, “but that seems to be the most entertaining.”
Maybe Bale doesn’t want to look the batman because it is transmitting.