Christian Bale was full of wisdom for his successor, but perhaps his most sage advice for the new Batman was to get used to holding it. Because “you don’t feel much like a superhero when you aren’t able to piss by yourself.” And Robert Pattinson isn’t the only one with costume-related bathroom troubles. It seems to be a universal design flaw for heroes of every franchise.
Apparently, the Batsuit has caused Bale so many issues that he cannot stress enough how important it is to take your toilet break before suiting up. When Ben Affleck took over as Gotham City’s defender, Christian Bale gave him the exact same advice then, calling it “humiliating” to have five people unstuffing your buttcheeks so you can take a leak.
Can you imagine Robert Pattinson’s Batman sticking his hand in the air like a kindergartener in the middle of filming ’cause he has to go potty? No, I don’t want to think about it either.
It’s a common complaint for actors playing heroes and villains alike – why, oh why, is there so much skin-tight latex?! Tom Holland only got a zipper in his Spiderman costume 5 movies into the role, providing some much needed relief to his issues, uh, relieving. Shame that he won’t be able to make the most of it. And he’s not the only one with a Spidey suit grievance – allegedly, his predecessor Tobey Maguire had to ask for a ‘vent’.
Evidence suggests that it’s the one question that every entertainment journo feels the need to ask. Combine that natural curiosity with an actor’s embarrassment and frustration, and you end up with Zachary Levi on the record graphically describing Shazam’s expulsion process. Even Michelle Pfieffer has vented about the Wasp’s outfit, and frankly, it’s ridiculous that costume designers haven’t come up with an decent solution by now.
Let’s hope, for Robert Pattinson’s sake, that Batman brings long johns and bum flaps back into style.