It seems like only yesterday when fans cheered and screamed as Robert Pattinson sparkled on the big screen as he played the role of teen heartthrob vampire, Edward Cullen, in the box office hit, Twilight. But over the years, Pattinson has proved not only to fans, but to critics, that he is a talented actor. The Batman is set to release in theaters in March. Robert Pattinson has won the coveted role of playing the iconic superhero, Batman. As the release date nears only a month away, Pattinson has had countless interviews discussing the role, and most recently, his thoughts and opinions on previous Batman movies.
According to GamesRadar, in an interview with Total Film, Robert Pattinson laid out his honest opinions about the Batman movies. Pattinson mentioned in the interview how he actually really loved watching the Batman movies as he grew up. “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.”
Of course, all the previous films in the Batman franchise follow their own story and plot lines. But it seems Robert Pattinson has always had a special place in his heart for the iconic character. He also told the publication that, “…I just had a weird instinct about it. But I’ve always loved the character.” And now, after always having a slight obsession for the hero, he is bringing the character to life on the big screen.
According to Slashfilm, Robert Pattinson also told Total Film about whether he thought one Batman film was better than the other. “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.” Deep down, Pattinson must be brimming with constant excitement and anticipation for the final release of the film. Fans and critics are also anxiously waiting for the film to release in theaters. Even from simply watching the trailer, The Batman has taken on a darker element to the film and the hero.
It will be interesting to see Robert Pattinson step away from his well-known teen vampire role and his other roles in successful independent films, to take on someone so iconic as Batman. Even his agents were rather shocked when Pattinson wanted to audition and get the role. According to People, Pattinson mentioned how his agents couldn’t really wrap their heads around that he really wanted to go for the role. “…Even my agents were like, ‘Oh, interesting. I thought you only wanted to play total freaks?’ And I was like, ‘He is a freak!’” Pattinson said to the Total Film.
Robert Pattinson’s acting has constantly been developing. Some might have first seen the actor appear in the popular Harry Potter franchise. He played the role of Cedric Diggory in the fourth installment of the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Later on, he took on various other roles in films, such as Twilight and the romantic drama, Remember Me. But his range of acting was really shown and recognized recently in films such as The Lighthouse, Tenet, and The Devil All the Time.
At the end of the day, Robert Pattinson doesn’t believe that any Batman movie is technically bad or terrible. Instead, he holds a deeper appreciation for each version and how the super hero is represented. Pattinson has really dived into the role of Batman, especially on an emotional level, so he can properly portray the character’s motives in the film. In fact, the new film is set to have an incredibly long run time at almost a total of three hours. It seems whichever role Robert Pattinson takes on, he gives it his all, which means we are all in for a treat when The Batman hits theaters on March 4.