When the Mount Rushmore of Superheroes is built, there are generally some givens. Superman, and Batman are almost no brainers. After that the debate begins with a large number of possibilities that probably no one would really argue. However, if you ask the star of the upcoming Batman film, Batman is NOT a superhero. At least not in the classic definition. Robert Pattinson expressed that opinion and his reasoning for it in a recent interview with Today.
He was asked what he thought when they came to him and if he considered it because he wanted to be a superhero?
Batman’s not a superhero. It doesn’t count. You need to have like magical powers to be a superhero. Batman’s not a hero, though. He’s a complicated character. I don’t think I could ever play a real hero—there’s always got to be something a little bit wrong. I think it’s because one of my eyes is smaller than the other one.
Whether you parse words about what defines a superhero or not, fans are excited about what Matt Reeves is bringing to the table. Pattinson has already started to get physically ready and the cast is rounding out. Do you agree with Pattinson that Batman is not a superhero? Or does the “Super” part of the mantle mean anything? Share you views with us at GeekVibesNation.
I am a 50 something child of the 70’s who admits to being a Star Trek/Star Wars/Comic Book junkie who once dove head first over a cliff (Ok, it was a small hill) to try to rescue his Fantastic Four comic from a watery grave. I am married to a lovely woman who is as crazy as I am and the proud parent of a 15 year old boy with autism. My wife and son are my real heroes.