VIDEO: Christian Bale Weighs in on Robert Pattinson's Batman Casting


It's safe to say nearly everyone was at least somewhat shocked when it was announced Robert Pattinson would be the playing the next Batman. And this past weekend, Christian Bale, the Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, weighed in on the new casting.

Bale had arguably the best Batman portrayal to date, so naturally, fans have been very curious to see what he thinks of Pattinson playing the role. As reported by, Variety asked Bale his thoughts at the Toronto International Film Festival, to which he responded, "Oh, good. Good choice...He’s interesting, I'm sure he'll come up with something interesting."

Matt Damon also jumped in, asking if they had seen the Safdie brothers' 2017 film Good Time, which Pattinson starred in. "He's really good," he added.

When asked what advice he would give Pattinson, Bale joked, "Be able to pee yourself. You don’t feel much like a superhero when you can’t take a piss by yourself."

Matt Reeves' The Batman is set for a June 25, 2021 release. We still have a bit of a wait, but everyone is still super curious to see how Pattinson will do in the iconic role.