The Origin Of Christian Bale's 'Batman' Bat-Voice Came Out Of A Dignity Issue

Christian Bale may have left his onscreen Batman duties behind him a while ago, but he will always be Batman in our hearts — or, if not there, in interviews that refuse to stop asking him about it. And who are we to complain, when it provides us with more stories? This one concerns the origins of Christian Bale's legendarily deep/gritty/manly Batman voice. Apparently the voice came about purely as a way for Bale to cope with his heavy/ridiculous (but badass) superhero costume during the audition. Here's what he told MTV:

And so become a beast he did. Although that didn't stop his wife from laughing at him:

And he even commented on Batfleck!:

Now we're picturing a version of Batman Vs. Superman that somehow includes both Christian Bale's Batman and Ben Affleck's Batman duking it out for best Batvoice and best costume — strutting their stuff through Gothan in some kind bat-competition. But throw Batkid in their and you know who would automatically win.

(Hint: It's Batkid)