Robert Pattinson had basically spent the past few years trying to shake off his Twilight fame, but now he’s set to return to the spotlight as the new Bruce Wayne in DC’s upcoming The Batman. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Pattinson talks a bit about what attracted him to the role of Batman, and his reason is oddly artistic in nature.
When asked by EW why he took on the new Batman role, Pattinson explained, “There’s something that always appealed to me about it. I feel like it sort of exists outside the realm of… Batman has always attracted really really good directors and kind of really good actors playing it, and it’s kind of got a legacy and lineage to it.”
Pattinson also made some examples of what he thought was great in the franchise like the TV shows, and other films. He makes it a point to say that Batman has always been about telling an actual story rather than toys, and that he feels a passion to taking on the role.
With Pattinson’s latest artistic stint with The Lighthouse, it really is weird that he would jump into a major franchise like Batman all of a sudden. Despite the naysayers, a lot of people are eager to watch Pattinson take on the role for himself, and even Zack Snyder says that his casting is ‘cool.’
We don’t know when we’ll get our first preview for the film, but hopefully we get something right before the year ends.
Catch The Batman when it hits theaters June 25, 2021.