Robert Pattinson revealed in a recent interview with Total Film Magazine that even his agent was shocked by the news that Pattinson would take on the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves‘comic tent’Batman. Pattinson pursued the role even though his career shunned the big Hollywood franchises years after he played Edward Cullen in “The Twilight Saga.”
Pattinson said of pursuing the role: “I was aiming for quite different things. “Obviously it’s basically the jewel in the crown, of the parts you can really get as an actor. But I never really thought I was going to make it, and especially with the other parts I was hooked on at the time. ”
“I just continued to obsessively test it for about the next year or so,” added Pattinson. “Even my agents said, ‘Oh, that’s interesting. I thought you just wanted to play weird games? ‘ And I was like, ‘He’s a freak!
Pattinson’s casting was divisive when it was first announced, but Reeves recently said Mr magazine, “None of the actors, when it was announced that he would play Batman in one of the announced feature films, did not receive a backlash. Excited people, I know it’s because they know Rob’s work after’Twilight. ‘ People who aren’t excited, I know it’s because they don’t know Rob’s work after’Twilight. ‘
After “The Twilight Saga” ended, Pattinson made her first foray into the independent film genre with popular collaborations with the likes of David Cronenberg and the Safdie Brothers. It was the later horror film from the “Good Time” film duo that put Pattinson in Reeves’ Batman sights. Pattinson stars in “Good Time” as a desperate criminal trying to free his brother from prison.
“During the process of writing the film, I watched Good Time, and I thought, ‘Okay, he has a kind of inner anger connected with this character and danger, and I can feel the despair. this. “And I got stuck being Rob,” Reeves told Esquiree. “And I don’t know if Rob is interested! Of course, because he did all of these indie films after making his name in Twilight. ‘”
“Batman” opens in theaters nationwide on March 4.
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