What’s great about Christian Bale as Batman, is that Christian Bale seems to be a badass in real life. He seems a bit twisted. He seems like a guy that would be fearless, take a beating, never give up, and in the end use his little bit of crazy to prevail. We saw him go to 120 lbs for The Machinist, then back up to 220 lbs for Batman Begins. He’s insanely disciplined, like 1 in a million disciplined, and that comes through in the equally disciplined Bruce Wayne / Batman. And appearance wise, he’s got the WASPy, Old Money look as well as the UFC build when it comes time for business. I’m a fan of Ben Affleck, but I don’t think he’s a good fit for this role.