It was a shock to fans when DC cast in Robert Pattinson to star as the famous superhero of Gotham in its upcoming Batman film. Since the announcement, the fans are excited to see if the actor will be able to justify the role, mostly because of Pattinson's reputation as Edward Cullen from the Twilight franchise. Regardless of what the fans say, Pattinson is all set for the DC film and during a recent interview, the actor spoke up about why he decided to take up the role.
Since the actor's role in the famous vampire movie, he has added some impressive characters to his acting resume and according to him, the characters ended up preparing him for his current role. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor asked about his decision to work in a the big budget film, considering that he has been doing abstract and smaller indie movies for a while. Talking about the reason behind his decision, the actor said that something about the DC comic book character was always something attractive to him. He stated that there is a prestige attached to the role that is attractive.
The actor also stated that he sees quality in every live-action Batman project throughout the character's history, including the original Batman TV series. He added that Batman movies have always made to entertain people and not because the creators wanted to capitalize on them. The actor also spoke about being obsessed with Tim Burton' s Batman movies when he was younger. The actor says that there is something special about the films and the character that appealed to him.