“He’s not the golden boy” says Pattinson
Months after his casting was confirmed, Robert Pattinson has finally broken his silence on what it’s like to play Batman, and how Matt Reeves’ version of the Dark Knight will differ from those before it.
The former Twilight star, who has most recently enjoyed critical success in smaller indie projects like Good Time, High Life, and The Lighthouse is making a return to blockbusters and it seems that the experience is quite different to what he’s been used to.
“It’s an entirely different experience from the movies I’ve been doing,” Pattinson told The New York Times. “Normally I shoot six weeks, and now it’s six months!”
He also clarified that he doesn’t believe that Batman is a hero, and he doesn’t believe that he could ever play one, “He’s a complicated character. I don’t think I could ever play a real hero — there’s always got to be something a little bit wrong. I think it’s because one of my eyes is smaller than the other one.”
However, Pattinson was clear that he’s loving working with Reeves, and playing such an interesting character, “[Batman]’s a dope character,” he said. “His morality is a little bit off. He’s not the golden boy, unlike almost every other comic-book character. There is a simplicity to his worldview, but where it sits is strange, which allows you to have more scope with the character.”
So, it seems that The Batman is really coming together, with Pattinson settling into his role, and Paul Dano and Zoë Kravitz joining the cast as The Riddler and Catwoman, respectively. From all we’ve heard so far, Matt Reeves’ take on the Batman universe is going to be an interesting one.
The Batman is set for release on June 25th, 2021.