Robert Pattinson is pretty much on top of the world right now, considering the immense success of the “The Batman’s” opening weekend at cinemas. There has also been a flood of positive reviews from fans and film critics, praising Pattinson’s performance as Batman and the movie as a whole.
With “The Batman” off to a very successful start, fans are already wondering what’s next in the bag for Pattinson. The actor has hinted at some projects he would like to do in the future, such as “Dune 2” and any sequel to the Planet of The Apes franchise. Read on to find out what he said about these projects.
Pattinson Was Drawn To Batman Because Of Matt Reeves
After featuring in several smaller film projects, many fans were curious about why Pattinson returned to the blockbuster scene. During an interview with Variety, he revealed that the talent behind the camera drew him in, not the film and size of the paycheck.
He spoke to Total Film (reported by Games Radar) and said that he was kind of obsessed with the idea of playing Batman for a long while after Ben Affleck stepped down from the project and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” director Matt Reeves was confirmed to direct the film.
Pattinson explained to Variety that he wanted to work with Reeves. He said, “There’s only been two movies – well, three now – where I wanted to do a sequel: the “Apes” movies, “Sicario” and “Dune.” I saw both of the “Apes” movies in the cinema, and I just thought what he could do with mo-cap was just so unbelievable. If he could do that with a monkey’s face, then he can get a performance out of me as well.”
Pattinson Would Work Well With Villeneuve
Now that Pattinson has worked with Reeves on “The Batman,” the next director on his radar should be iconic French-Canadian filmmaker Villeneuve, who directed “Dune” and “Sicario,” the other two movies the “Twilight” actor would like to feature in.
Fans think Pattinson would be a perfect fit for Villeneuve, who is known for his visually arresting imagery, dark subject matter, and intense sound designs. These are themes that are present in most of Pattinson’s recent projects.
It is not yet clear if there will be a “Sicario” sequel or spinoff that Pattinson can get in on, but there will be a “Dune 2.” The film series was split into two parts to be a proper adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic sci-fi tale, and the second film is estimated to be out in 2023.
There Are Several Uncasted Roles That Fit Pattinson
“Dune 2” is scheduled to start filming this summer, and while most of the major roles are occupied from the first film, there are several juicy options that might be a good fit for Pattinson. These include several members of the villainous Harkonnen family.
There is Shaddam Corrino IV, the envious ruler of the Imperium that sent House Atreides to their death on Arrakis, Feyd Rautha Harkonnen, the Baron’s power-hungry nephew, and Shaddam’s eunuch advisor and assassin, Count Fenring. These are all roles that Pattinson would be a perfect fit for, with his dark and commanding presence.
Right now, nothing is really clear, and Pattinson’s wish to be a part of “Dune 2” may never manifest. There is a 50/50 chance, and with some persistence and luck, the opportunity might manifest for the “The Batman” actor.
There Will Be A Fourth ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Film
Steve Asbell, the president of 20th Century Studios president recently announced that there will be a fourth Planet of the Apes film and that the film will begin shooting later this year. He also revealed that Wes Ball would be directing the fourth installment.
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While Ball is certainly not Reeves, Pattinson still has the opportunity to feature in the franchise if that’s something he wants to do. A “Planet of the Apes” feature would be an interesting choice for Pattinson as it’s pretty different from “The Batman” and his previous projects.
There is already a precedent for the transition, as his “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” co-star Tom Felton previously featured in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” This also assumes that Pattinson chooses to stay in the big-budget scene and is not so busy with a potential The Batman 2.