Robert Pattinson, famously known for his role in the “Twilight” franchise, just received the mantle of the newest Batman. The cast is done with filming the DC comics movie, and it is slated to be released early this year.
Acting alongside him, Zoë Kravitz will reportedly play the role of Catwoman in the movie. The film will show Batman in a much different light if director Matt Reeves’ words are anything to go by.
Pattinson talked about his time on set in a recent interview and revealed that his version of the masked crusader was much more different from the rest. He termed him a “weirdo” and said he was the furthest thing from a playboy compared to the other versions. Pattinson also talked about the toll filming had on him mentally and physically.
Pattinson Said His Batman Was A Weirdo
Pattinson was cast as Batman in the newest Warner Bros movie directed by Matt Reeves. The actor starred alongside people like Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dino, Colin Farrell, Jeffery Wright, and Andy Serkis.
In a recent interview with GQ, the “Twilight” actor talked about his newest movie and how his version of Batman is quite different from others. He revealed that this Batman didn’t have a playboy persona like the rest and was instead a “weirdo.”
“I’ve definitely found a little interesting thread,” the actor said. “He doesn’t have a playboy persona at all, so he’s kind of a weirdo as Bruce and a weirdo as Batman, and I kept thinking there’s a more nihilistic slant to it.”
Pattinson also added that while in other Batman movies, the superhero usually had a strong faith in himself, the caped crusader had gone through a bit of a breakdown in this version. “‘Cause normally, in all the other movies, Bruce goes away, trains and returns to Gotham believing in himself, thinking, ‘I’m gonna change things here.’ But in this, it’s implied that he’s had a bit of a breakdown,” he said.
Pattinson Said His Batman Was Wired Differently From Others
The actor added that the crime rate increased when Bruce started playing Batman in the movie, and the inhabitants of Gotham weren’t the most welcoming. “Like, it’s two years into it, and the crime has gotten worse since Bruce started being Batman. The people of Gotham think that he’s just another symptom of how s*** everything is,” he said.
Pattinson compared the mentality of his Batman and the previous heroes and revealed that the newest version wasn’t wired the same. He said that Batman’s actions were mainly spurred due to his parent’s death.
The “Lighthouse” actor said, “All the other stories say the death of his parents is why Bruce becomes Batman, but I was trying to break that down in what I thought was a real way, instead of trying to rationalize it.”
“He’s created this intricate construction for years and years and years, which has culminated in this Batman persona. But it’s not like a healthy thing that he’s done…almost like a drug addiction,” Pattinson added.
Starring In ‘The Batman’ Took A Toll On Pattinson
Still in the interview, Pattinson talked about how sad the movie was and that it was just essentially about the DC hero “trying to find some element of hope, in himself, and not just the city.”
“The Batman” was shot mainly at night, and Pattinson disclosed that this had a toll on him. He said the entire film affected his physical and mental well-being due to its secluded nature. Pattinson called the set “a bubble within a bubble.”
“And the nature of the shoot was so kind of insular, always shooting at night, just really dark all the time, and I felt very much alone,” he revealed. “I was really, really dead afterwards. I looked at a photo of myself from April, and I looked green.”
Pattinson also talked about the artwork used in the show and warned viewers that instead of lifting the mood, it would probably lower it. “DC is the kind of emo comic… hopefully, there are a lot of sad people in the world.”
‘The Batman’ Will Be Nearly Three Hours Long
The DC movie will apparently have a really long runtime. It will run for almost three hours, longer than any other Batman movie and certainly the longest comic book movie. It will be around the same runtime as Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame.”
The movie recently got rated by the Motion Picture Association. It got a PG-13 rating for “strong violent and disturbing content, drug content, strong language, and some suggestive material.” Besides Pattinson, other actors who took the mantle as the masked crusader were Micheal Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck. “The Batman” is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 4.