Christian Bale Jealous of Ben Affleck as Batman

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Christian Bale admits that he has had a hard time letting go of Batman. Bale told Empire Magazine that despite the fact that he knew the time was right for him to move on, he was extremely taken aback when Ben Affleck was cast as the Dark Knight in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

“I’ve got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a bit of me going, ‘Oh go on… Let’s do another,’” said Bale. “So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour.”

He continued on, saying, “But I’m 40. The fact that I’m jealous of someone else playing Batman…I think I should have gotten over it by now. I haven’t spoken with Ben, but I emailed him offering bits of advice that I learned the hard way. I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid anything that I did.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will release on March 25th, 2016.

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