Out of the Furnace star Christian Bale recently offered his thoughts about one of this year's most uplifting stories, the "Batkid," who was granted his wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Francisco to become Batman for a day.
The organization helped transform the city into Gotham for five-year-old Miles Scott. Here's what the former Batman had to say about this inspirational story.
"I just think it's great. It's a great day for the little guy. I just think Make-A-Wish and San Francisco did such an amazing thing to organize that. You just think of the delight in that little fella's heart, running around doing that. Then also, as someone who played Batman, it's great to see that the symbol of Batman is so much bigger than any one person, than any film, than any comic book, any TV series, that's really what it's all about. It's irrelevant which actor is playing it, we're irrelevant in that sense. But for little Miles to have such a great day, is delightful."
"I wish him all the best. He's a very experienced actor and filmmaker and he'll make it his own. Our thing's finished, we've always declared it's finished and it should be passed on to another actor and it will be again after him."
He also offered some advice to Ben Affleck about dealing with the cumbersome costume on the set.
"The only thing I said to him is just make sure you can take a piss without anyone having to help him. Because it's a little humiliating, at least what I went through, when you have to have someone help you out of the costume. That was my main piece of advice for him."
Ben Affleck himself also chimed in on the Batkid phenomenon, calling young Miles Scott the best Batman ever.