Robert Pattinson Opens Up About Portraying The Batman

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‘The Lighthouse’ actor Robert Pattinson will be the next celebrity to portray Bruce Wayne in the Matt Reeves film ‘The Batman.’ He will be taking over the role from Ben Affleck who previously portrayed the DC Comics vigilante in ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League.’ 

During an interview with Total Film, Pattinson opened up about portraying the Guardian of Gotham and even shared why he loves the previous Batman movies. 

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“I was aiming for quite different stuff,” he explained. “Obviously it’s basically the jewel in the crown, of the parts you can really get as an actor. But I’d never really thought I was anywhere close to doing it, and especially with the other parts I was attracted to at the time.”

“I just kept obsessively checking up on it for the next year or so,” Pattinson continued. “Even my agents were like, ‘Oh, interesting. I thought you only wanted to play total freaks?’ And I was like, ‘He is a freak!'”

The conversation then shifted to talk of other Batman films and Pattinson noted that he loves all of them, with no caveat. 

“Out of all the comic-book characters and that kind of movie, I’ve seen every single one of the [Batman] movies in the cinema, which I can’t really say I’ve done for any other series,” he said. “I was always really looking forward to them coming out. There was the combination of just being so attracted to it, but also feeling like it’d had a lot of movies made about it, and none of them are bad movies. People kind of shit on some of them, but they’re not actually bad. They all kind of completely achieve what they set out to achieve, and they’re all really interesting, according to their time and place. I don’t know. I just had a weird instinct about it. But I’ve always loved the character.”

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Robert Pattison will share the role of Batman with Michael Keaton, reprising the role from the Tim Burton films as an older version of Bruce Wayne in ‘The Flash,’ which is rumored to reboot the DCEU.


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