Christian Bale Weighs In on Batkid – and So Does Ben Affleck

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Ben Affleck and Christian Bale as Batman

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11/16/2013 08:00PM



It's good to know we're not the only ones who fell in love with Batkid, the 5-year-old who dressed up as Batman to fight crime in San Francisco on Friday.

Miles, who is now in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia at just 18 months of age, has become a worldwide star after the Make-a-Wish Foundation turned the city by the bay into Gotham City for one unforgettable experience.

Former Caped Crusader Christian Bale heard about Miles' adventure and told New York magazine that he thought it was "fantastic."



Bale, who's been shooting the upcoming film Moses in Spain, heard about Batkid after flying into L.A. for a press junket on Saturday. "I saw this headline and thought, 'What's that?' " he said. "I looked on the news and I saw all the pictures of him running around and saving people. It's so touching."

"He must have been bewildered," added Bale, who played Batman in three films. "Hopefully, later on, he'll be able to look back and say, 'Oh my God, how amazing.' "

But he's not the only Batman to be wowed by Miles's feats. Ben Affleck, who's playing the Caped Crusader in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Tweeted on Saturday that Batkid is the "Best Batman ever."

Adam West, who played TV's Bruce Wayne in the 1960s also Tweeted, "What a wonderful thing. Relieved that Gotham is safe again thanks to Miles."

And Michael Keaton, who starred in 1992's Batman Returns, told TMZ that it was "the cutest thing in the world."

While there's no word yet from George Clooney, who played Batman in 1997, Val Kilmer – who donned the black mask and cape in 1995 – gave Miles a shout out on Facebook while the action was unfolding on Friday, posting, "Just heard the riddler is robbing a bank in the financial district. Hurry #sfbatkid."

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