Christian Bale on Batkid: ‘It’s So Touching’

The 'Batman' actor was moved by the little boy with cancer who got to be a superhero for a day

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By now, you’ve likely read about the adorable five-year-old boy with leukemia whose wish to be a superhero was granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. On Friday the charity, which grants wishes to severely and terminally ill children, teamed up with the city of San Francisco to give Miles Scott the chance to be Batkid for a day and solve a series of mock crimes.

Among the scores of people whose hearts melted over the adorable spectacle was the man who played Batman himself, Christian Bale. “Wasn’t that fantastic,” Bale told Vulture. “I looked on the news and I saw this headline and thought, ‘What’s that?’ And I saw all the pictures of him running around and saving people. It’s so touching.”

Bale, who played Batman in all three installments of Christopher Nolan’s superhero trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises), went on to say that despite being something of a Luddite, he was especially impressed with how the Internet played a role in making Miles’ day special:

I’m so far behind the times when it comes to things like that. I’m a dinosaur. I’ve never been on Twitter, but how great a thing that it can create something like that! I mean, wonderful. This little kid, oh my God — what a wonderful day for the little fella! It’s just fantastic, seeing all those people who were out there to support it.

Little Miles was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago, and is currently in remission.



Christian Bale works with Make-A-Wish all the time; of course he would genuinely like this story.  There are lots of sick kids who wish to meet the "real" Batman, and he's obliged several times.  Last year, he flew a kid near me (Ohio) to LA to have lunch with him.  I'm pretty sure he even went to see the survivors from the Aurora Colorado shooting.  It's okay to be cynical and think everyone sucks, but I think Bale just happens to be a good guy.  


'cause he was going to say anything else, right? I really wish the news would stop reporting situations where the possibilities are X and X. Of course, he is going to say it's touching. Was he going to say "screw the five year old cancer survivor"?


@therantguy whatever it is thats wrong with you I hope you get the help you need, or maybe your just someone who isn't that smart but tries to pretend by writing opinions on stories that 100% of America would not want to read otherwise. I have an idea for you stop reading these stories we all know peoples responses genesis we don't need you to state the obvious in a condescending ignorant manor.