Two roles always come to mind when one thinks of Robert Pattinson.
First as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films.
And second as Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga.
He also ventured into taking on roles in independent films and even producing and writing some in between his mainstream projects.
Pattinson played several roles before taking on this project as the caped crusader.
Films like Good Time (2017), Damsel (2018), High Life (2018), Lighthouse (2019) and several others had psychological themes.
Even his agent thought he only wanted to play total freaks.
To which, Pattinson replied that “he is a freak!” referring to the Batman himself.
But this Batman movie is not actually an origin story
Although the movie expects the audience to already know the Batman, scenes from Bruce’s childhood may pop up.
Of course, Gotham City is where all this happens.
The Batman is only in his second year of existence.
He discovers that corruption in Gotham City involves his own family.
All the while a serial killer, the Riddler, is on the loose.
Director Matt Reeves wanted to focus on Batman’s detective skills.
This is in line with the original character Bob Kane and Bill Finger created.
This Batman also does not connect to the DCEU.
Reeves pointed out that having this movie as a stand alone film gives him creative freedom.
He can show a version of Batman with a “personal aspect to it”.
Bruce Wayne and Batman belongs to Pattinson’s preferred character profile
If Pattinson’s recent films are any indication, he likes to delve into the mind of his role.
Bruce Wayne carries with him a childhood trauma.
He’s got this enormous trauma inside him, and he’s built this intricate, psychological mechanism to handle it. It’s like a really, really, really bad self-therapy, which has ended up with him being Batman at the end, as self-help.
The child, Bruce Wayne, grew up and had to take over the family empire.
There is certain vulnerability and power in that mix.
Bruce then becomes Batman.
Batman then takes the responsibility of keeping Gotham City safe to himself.
Pattinson “Obsessed” with Batman
Total film further finds out that the actor kept checking up on the project with his agents.
Pattinson discloses that he has seen every single Batman movies in the cinema.
One thing he cannot confidently say he has done for any other series.
He also noted that all versions of Batman movies kind of completely achieved what they aimed to do.
This made the character only more interesting to him and claimed he has always loved the character.
The Batman will be released in theatres on March 4, 2022.
Directed by Matt Reeves who also wrote the film with Peter Craig, based on characters from DC Comics.
The film is produced by Matt Reeves and Dylan Clark starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell.