"All the best to him! You know, I think he's an absolutely fantastic actor," Bale marveled. "Wonderful choice for Batman!"
Bale and Pattinson are both at TIFF this year promoting their respective projects. Pattinson attended alongside his upcoming fantasy-horror art house project The Lighthouse, while Bale came out to support his upcoming historical biopic Ford v Ferrari.
In the hotly anticipated film, Bale plays legendary race car driver Ken Miles, who works with famed car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) to build a car for Ford that could take on Ferrari and win the notorious 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race in 1966.
The actor admits that playing one of the greatest race car drivers of all time did reignite his passion for going fast on a track.
"I've been banned from motorcycles by my family," Bale explained. "I still miss that [feeling of] being out on the track."
However, to prepare for his role Bale said he "was learning from the best" when it came to auto racing, and he plans on possibly hitting those contacts up again in the future.
"I'll be keeping in touch with them about, 'Let's get back on the track a little bit,'" Bale shared. "It's hypnotizing."
"I put it on. I remember saying to [director] Matt [Reeves], 'It does feel quite transformative!' He was like, 'I would hope it does! You’re literally in the Batsuit,'" Pattinson recalled. "You do feel very powerful immediately... it’s pretty astonishing."