Apparently the former Batman actor's kids aren't into the new Batman.
That may be somewhat surprising, considering the actor is perhaps most famous for playing the same character in director Christopher Nolan's beloved trilogy, which wrapped up in 2012, before Warner Bros. recruited Affleck for "Batman v Superman" and "Justice League." But he has a good excuse: His kid doesn't really care about Affleck's Batman enough to drag his dad to the theater.
"I have not [seen Ben Affleck's Batman]," the actor who starred in Christopher Nolan's trilogy said on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast. "Yes I'm interested [in seeing it], my son seemed like he was really interested, but then I realized he just wanted to see the trailer and that was it. And you know, I tend to go see films that [my kids] want to see."
Although he's famous for playing a superhero, he doesn't care much for them. Not even "The Avengers" could convince Bale to open up his wallet.
"People seem surprised at that, I don't know why, but I've not seen any of 'The Avengers' films or any of those films at all," he said. "I hear they're very good, but I'm quite happy just hearing they're very good."
Well, he probably didn't hear good things about Affleck's superhero movies, which tanked with critics and audiences, even though "Justice League" received slightly higher marks when it hit theaters in November of 2017. Affleck's future as the DC superhero are unclear, as there has been a lot of reports and speculation that he's going to be ushered out from the franchise.
TooFab recently spoke to one of the franchise's newest stars, J.K. Simmons, who refused to comment on rumors about Affleck's departure, but did admit the future of the franchise is a "mystery" even to the actors involved.
"I'm signed up to do some more movies so I would hope there's a little expansion involved in the future," Simmons said. "And I mean, it's all a slowly unraveling mystery to a lot of us waiting to see what they're going to come up with next."