Pattinson: His Batman Isn’t a “Straight-Up” Hero & More

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A few things have struck me when listening to Robert Pattinson talk about playing Batman.

One, he has a real passion for the role.  Secondly, he did his homework on the character.  And finally, he wanted to do something that’s hasn’t been done with Batman on film yet, but still be true to the character.

Here’s a couple of quotes from RP about his turn as The Dark Knight in THE BATMAN (via THE DAILY RECORD)…

There were times in filming that I caught glimpses of myself in the reflection of something — and it was a reminder that ‘wow this is crazy I am actually Batman’.  Anybody who has played such an iconic superhero remembers the first time they put on their suit – and yeah it was pretty special. The suit does a lot of work for you in fight scenes but it’s not always the easiest thing to wear.

I needed to know about as much of the history of the character as possible to see what hadn’t really been done.  People see Batman as this straight-up heroic character but in our story, it really questions what the nature of a hero is and it gives a lot of different angles to it.

Matt Reeves is the first director of a live-action Batman film who is a diehard, lifelong fan of the character.  In turn, I think Robert Pattinson’s passion for playing Batman may be the most of all the actors who’ve put on the cape and cowl…and that’s saying a lot.

We’ll finally get to see RP in his first outing as Batman on March 4, 2022 when THE BATMAN hits theaters! – Bill “Jett” Ramey



THE BATMAN hits theaters on March 4, 2022. Follow BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN Page.  Make plans to attend BOF’s THE BATMAN Watch Party.