18 November 2013 3:38 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After chiming in on Batkid and Ben Affleck taking over Batman in Batman Vs. Superman earlier today, Christian Bale explained the origin of his gravely voice in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises). Here's what the actor had to say about his first audition for the iconic role, and how his wife disapproved of the voice.

"I got there. They put me in Val Kilmer's suit. It didn't even fit properly, and I stood in it and I went 'I feel like an idiot.' What kind of guy walks around, dressed like a bat? And is he then going to go 'Hello, how are you? Just ignore that I'm dressed as a bat.' Of course, he's meant to be doing this. If you look at the history of the guy and the pain that he went through. »


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