Robert Pattinson has made a name for himself starring in films such as the Twilight series and many more. He truly displayed his acting skills in The Lighthouse back in 2019. It seems he sent a warning to fans regarding his upcoming film as well.
Pattinson is set to star in the upcoming film titled The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves. The film is set to be a completely different take on Batman than shown in previous franchises.
Pattinson’s reveal was met with a lot of mixed reactions from fans, as many doubted Pattinson could do the Caped Crusader justice. Despite that, Pattinson is certain fans will like his own portrayal of Batman.
While speaking to GQ, Robert Pattinson talked about his upcoming film. Pattinson warned fans that the film will be depressing and will feature Batman having a breakdown as well.
“I’ve definitely found a little interesting thread. He doesn’t have a playboy persona at all, so he’s kind of a weirdo as Bruce and a weirdo as Batman, and I kept thinking there’s a more nihilistic slant to it. ‘Cause, normally, in all the other movies, Bruce goes away, trains, and returns to Gotham believing in himself, thinking, I’m gonna change things here.
But in this, it’s sort of implied that he’s had a bit of a breakdown. 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, f-cking beats everybody up! The guy has no idea that Batman’s come to save him. It just looks like this werewolf.”
And I kept trying to play into that, I kept trying to think, and I’m going to express this so badly, but there’s this thing with addressing trauma…. All the other stories say the death of his parents is why Bruce becomes Batman, but I was trying to break that down in what I thought was a real way, instead of trying to rationalize it. He’s created this intricate construction for years and years and years, which has culminated in this Batman persona. But it’s not like a healthy thing that he’s done.
Pattinson also recently revealed that Batman will not be Gotham City’s hero in the film as well. The film is set to release on March 4 this year and it remains to be seen whether it will be a huge success or not.