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Get through the parenting anecdotes to hear him talk about the internet rage. The first comment I read about his casting was a lot worse than, "Noooooo".

Christian Bale’s Tips for New Batman Ben Affleck
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Like it or not, Ben Affleck is Batman.

But before he put on the iconic cape and cowl to film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," his predecessor, Christian Bale, offered him some advice.

His first tip: beware bathroom breaks.

"Be able to take a piss by yourself," he said, according to the NY Daily News. "I found it to be ridiculously unheroic between takes when I said, 'Excuse me, I need to pee, could somebody undo me please?' "

His second tip: that mask is really heavy.

"I took three people 20 minutes with tools in order to take that cowl off (my) head," says Bale.

Bale also recently admitted his initial reaction to Affleck being cast was jealousy.

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Joe Manganiello talked about the upcoming movie "The Batman" in a podcast with Mark Madden. Manganiello, who plays Slade Wilson in movie, had some news as to why we should be excited.

"His take is a fresh take but I think the audience is going to be surprised. Because it's a road that no one's really gone down that's completely integral to, you know, who Batman is. And I think it's gonna be refreshing but at the same time completely familiar. But it's going to take this franchise in a direction that I think A LOT of people are going to be really happy about."

The largest complaint with recent iterations of Batman have been their lack of detective elements or and critique on their action segments. Personally we feel that Batman Begins was the closest a film has gotten to getting Batman's style of fighting correct. But that statement of a "new road" seems to reinforce the theory that Affleck, a huge fan of dramatic noir, is taking Batman back to his detective roots. Which means that the movie might follow in the same vein of the Arkham Asylum game series, and even take place in a live action form of that universe.

If that's the case, count us in. We'd love to see the gritty world of that series come to life.

He went on to say that, "It's going to be gritty and action packed and cerebral and all of those elements that people love about Batman...everything is lined up for a really really really great movie. Not only a superhero movie but just a great great movie."

Given DC's recent track record we'll hold our breath, but we have faith in Affleck to deliver a stellar film.