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Christian Bale is Jealous of Ben Affleck as the New Batman

Christian Bale is not too happy that Ben Affleck is the new Batman

Christian Bale recently revealed that he is incredibly jealous of Ben Affleck after casting directors chose Affleck to star as Batman in the upcoming movie, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. JStone / Shutterstock.com JStone / Shutterstock.com Read more: Christian Bale Quits Steve Jobs Movie Christian Bale played Batman in Christopher Nolan's trilogy until 2012, but later turned down the offer to star in the Henry Cavill upcoming thriller, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor recently admitted to Empire Magazine that it has been difficult rejecting the role and he still has trouble coming to terms with Ben Affleck replacing him.   He says, "I've got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a bit of me going, 'Oh go on... Let's do another'... So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour. "I'm 40. The fact that I'm jealous of someone else playing Batman... I think I should have gotten over it by now... I haven't spoken with Ben, but I emailed him offering bits of advice that I learned the hard way. I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid anything what I did." Read more: VIDEO: Interview with Christian Bale on the Acting Craft Batman Begins was released in 2005, and made over $505 million. Christian Bale reprised the role of Batman in the sequel The Dark Knight which made over $1 billion at the box office worldwide, making it the fourth-highest grossing movie worldwide. Bale reprised the role for the third time in the movie The Dark Knight Rises, making Christian Bale the longest-lasting actor to portray Batman on film. The film garnered further critical praise and financial achievement, earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Christian Bale has come a long way since he audition for the role of Batman. The upcoming feature film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the sequel to 2013's Man of Steel and the second movie in the DC Comic's shared universe. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice features Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck,Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne,Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter. Read more: Killer Imitates ‘American Psycho’ in Two Brutal Murders Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 25, 2016 in 3D. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.