Robert Pattinson confessed that before he started filming for “The Batman” he faced an obsession that did not give him peace for months.
Specifically, the actor said that for a year he was obsessed with playing in “The Batman”. Known for his role as Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” and as Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise, Pattinson now seems ready to step forward and join the cast of the new Batman movie. He confessed that before he came to play this role, he constantly followed the evolution, so as not to miss the opportunity.
“Batman” was originally intended to be directed by Ben Affleck. Eventually, Affleck withdrew from the franchise, giving way to Matt Reeves, who seems to have given a new lease of life to the story, more reminiscent of the last “The Joker” in terms of how approach.
After a rigorous casting process, Pattinson was selected to be the next Bruce Wayne, which angered those who did not believe the actor was capable of such a role. But as the public learned more about what he had done in recent years, including a series of critically acclaimed indie films, opinions changed, with moviegoers seeming willing to give the “vampire” a chance.
What did Robert Pattinson say about his obsession with the lead role in “The Batman”?
The actor spoke about what motivated him to want this role with zeal: “I had targeted quite different things in the past. Obviously, this role could represent the jewel in the crown, and it can bring me real benefits, as an actor. I continued to obsessively check the casting stage. Even my agents said: Oh, interesting. I thought you just wanted to play atypical roles? And I said: Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either”.
“The Batman” will be released in theaters on March 4, 2022.