Robert Pattinson will portray Batman in the upcoming Matt Reeves-directed film The Batman, but the actor says the caped crusader is "not a superhero". However, one person who is very eager to begin filming is Robert Pattinson, who is now doing a bevy of promotional appearances for his film The Lighthouse.
The actor, who will be the next in a long line to take on the iconic comic book hero on the big screen following Ben Affleck's portrayal in "Justice League", spoke with Willie Geist for the "Sunday Sitdown" segment on the "Today" show. I don't think I could ever play a real hero - there's always got to be something a little bit wrong. "And now I'm kind of..." Read below to know more about what Robert had to say on the same.
"I love the kind of history of the part". "There's a part of me that just thinks it's impossible to be what happened with Twilight because it was so sudden", he said. You can really feel it in the studio. The Lighthouse star believes that Matt Reeves has a very good direction for the DC movie. "I'm like, 'It doesn't count, you need to have magical powers to be a superhero'". Either way, Robert will soon begin shooting for the film and has already started working out for the same. Let us know your views in the comments section below.
Full plot details for The Batman are now under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues' Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Dark Knight, Pattinson has said in a new interview, "is not a superhero". It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman. There are also rumors swirling that Colin Farrell is in talks to play Penguin.