Robert Pattinson Opens Up About Being Cast As The Batman

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For those that do not know who Robert Pattinson is or only know him from Twilight. Here are some films that you might be interested in watching in your free time; Maps to the Stars, Cosmopolis, High Life, Good Time, The Rover, and The King. Robert Pattison is a very underrated actor in the community but is known as an incredible actor by his peers.

In an interview with Variety, Robert talks about his reaction when people found out he was going to be Batman. What he thought about the backlash when it was officially announced, Reaching out to Robert Eggers after watch his first film The Witch and more.

When Robert was officially announced as Batman, there was a lot of backlashes so much so that people signed a petition. “This will ruin my childhood and my dreams,” one commenter posted. Robert responded by saying,

“To be honest, it was less vitriolic than I was expecting,” “It’s much more fun when you’re an underdog. There’s no expectation of you.”

The fact that people have to sign a useless petition because they wanted a different person to play Batman baffles my mind. First, if your only argument is that, “oh he plays a vampire,” then you deserve no opinion on this matter.

Pattinson had seen Eggers’ 2015 Sundance horror film, “The Witch,” and he reached out to him about working on something down the line. The first idea that Eggers suggested wasn’t weird enough for Pattinson, so Eggers offered him an alternative script called “The Lighthouse.” He threw himself into preparing for the role, poring through historical studies about men in lighthouses, reading macabre stories and listening to audio tapes of dialects of New England, where the story is set. And Pattinson moved three months early to Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia, where Eggers had constructed a 70-foot wooden lighthouse, to acclimate to the location. To settle into the character, Pattinson grew a mustache, which he’d been trying to persuade directors to let him do for other parts. He’s not offended when a reporter asks if it was a prosthetic. “It’s actually real,” he says. “I thought it looked a bit fake as well.”

“He threw himself into preparing for the role, poring through historical studies about men in lighthouses, reading macabre stories and listening to audiotapes of dialects of New England, where the story is set.” Just hearing this has gotten me excited for The Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse October 18, 2019

The Batman June 25, 2021

There is a lot more to the interview if you want to read more got to Variety. What are your thoughts? Comment down below.