The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, will be the actor’s first venture as the Caped Crusader. The film is set to be a completely different take on Batman than shown in previous franchises. It seems Pattinson opened up about his role as well.
Pattinson’s reveal was met with a lot of mixed reactions from fans, as many doubted Pattinson could do the Caped Crusader justice. Pattinson also made it clear he was afraid of offending Batman fans.
Robert Pattinson previously stated that it’s crazy that he’s portraying the role of the Caped Crusader to begin with, and is certainly enjoying his role. Jeffrey Wright also has high hopes for Pattison’s role.
While speaking to GQ, Robert Pattinson revealed how Gotham City’s residents feel about Batman in his early years. Pattinson stated that Batman will not be Gotham’s hero whatsoever.
“But this thing he’s doing, it’s not even working. Like, it’s two years into it, and the crime has gotten worse since Bruce started being Batman. The people of Gotham think that he’s just another symptom of how shit everything is. There’s this scene where he’s beating everyone up on this train platform, and I just love that there’s a bit in the script where the guy he’s saving is also just like: Ahh! It’s worse! You’re either being mugged by some gang members, or a monster comes and, like, fucking beats everybody up! The guy has no idea that Batman’s come to save him. It just looks like this werewolf.”
Pattinson previously hinted that his character will go through changes in sequels as well. The film is set to release on March 4, 2022. We will have to see how the film turns out to be and if it will be able to live up to fan expectations, especially when it comes to Batman and Catwoman’s portrayals.