Batman: Christian Bale’s Advice To Ben Affleck, ‘Make Sure You Can Piss In That Suit’
Actors from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, including Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot – playing Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, respectively – made their appearance at the Comic-Con on Saturday.
The line-up was also joined by director Zack Snyder, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter.
Affleck, who plays Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman and in another standalone Batman movie (directed by him), was complimented by Snyder as “perfect” as “an older, burned out…at the end of his rope” Bruce Wayne.
Affleck revealed that Christian Bale, who played the caped crusader in Christopher Nolan’s box office smash-hit Dark Knight trilogy, gave him a valuable piece of advice. Affleck was out to get his son a Batman costume for Halloween when he ran into Bale. When Affleck asked whether Bale could give him some advice, Bale said, “Make sure you can piss in that suit.”
At the fan convention, Snyder also said that it “made sense for” Batman and Superman’s homes, Gotham and Metropolis, “to be sister cities across the bay, like Oakland and San Francisco.” Both of the fictional cities have been inspired by New York City.
The Suicide Squad line-up, including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman, along with director David Ayer, also made an appearance at Comic-Con. Suicide Squad, chronicling a team of antiheroes working for the U.S. government in black ops missions in exchange of reduced prison sentences, has a new tagline: “Justice as a bad side.”
“All this good vs evil shit is played out,” Ayer said, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. “It’s time for bad versus evil.”
In a newly unveiled trailer of “Suicide Squad,” the Joker – played by Jared Leto – threatens, “I’m not going to kill you, I’m just going to hurt you really really bad.”
The character of the caped crusader has been played by several actors in the past; including Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney.
According to The Independent, a petition to remove Affleck as Batman was signed by 97,000 people. The petition claimed that Affleck “won’t do the role justice.” Affleck has admitted his apprehensions about playing the character. The Argo star’s most recent comic cook character portrayal was in “Daredevil” (2003).
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