And I 100% agree with him!
Willie Geist: I have to ask you about Batman. That came to you and you thought what? You want to be a superhero…
Robert Pattinson: Batman’s not a superhero. [laughs]
Willie Geist: Forgive me? [laughs] How do we classify it?
Robert Pattinson: It’s weird, I always balk at it. I’m like, “It doesn’t count, you need to have like magical powers to be a superhero.”
Willie Geist: I mean, he’s got a cape, so that’s a pretty good start.
Robert Pattinson: Yeah, the cape is there. I give you that one.
Before anyone has a meltdown, watch the video below of the full interview to get the context of what Pattinson says and how he says it.
He’s sort of joking, but not really because Batman isn’t a “superhero,” per se. And that’s what makes the character so different — and frankly more interesting — than the costumed beings with fantastical/magical/supernatural powers.
Batman is just a human…like the rest of us. An awesome human who does heroic things, but human nonetheless. Therefore, he’s relatable.
THE BATMAN hits theaters on June 25, 2021. Check BOF’s Everything About THE BATMAN Page to stay up to date on the film. – Bill “Jett” Ramey