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Ben Affleck on Christian Bale's 'Batman' advice: 'Make sure suit has a zipper'

Though Ben Affleck didn't necessarily seek advice from the enormously successful Dark Knight, it did come to him in an unlikely and adorable location.
/ Source: TODAY

Batman has been portrayed by more actors than any other superhero in cinematic history — but Christian Bale is the only man to play the caped crusader and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, more than twice.

And though Ben Affleck didn't necessarily seek advice from the enormously successful Dark Knight when stepping into Batman’s boots for "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice," it did come to him in an unlikely and adorable location.

Out of all places to run into each other, it was a costume shop where the pair met for the first time. The two dads were buying Halloween costumes for their children (sadly, not Batman costumes ... yes, we asked).

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Fortunately, Bale had some practical — and crucial — advice, from one Batman to another: “Make sure the suit has a zipper.”

Affleck, elated over the chance encounter, added, “Christian’s a guy I admire a great deal; he’s one of the best actors of our generation. I’ve been a fan of his forever.”

Watch the interview above!

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