His fans more popularly know him through the Harry Potter series or the Twilight series. Though now Robert Pattinson will be playing one of the biggest roles in his career that of Batman. Pattinson will be starring as Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’. Some actors who have played the character are Michael Keaton, George Cooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck. The torch now will be passed on to Pattinson. In the past, the fans have seen a lot of buffs and brawny Batmans. Though this time Batman will be less muscular, says Pattinson.
In an interview with Variety.com, Pattinson talked about prepping for his role. He said he is "barely doing anything" to get into a superhero figure. All he is doing is following a simple diet plan. He joked that through this lockdown he is only eating out of cans and ignoring his trainer.
He said, “I think if [other actors are] working out all the time, [they’re] part of the problem. You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean — he wasn’t exactly ripped. Literally, I’m just barely doing anything.” defending his character who Pattinson says doesn't necessarily need to be buff.
Reports also say that co-star Andy Serkis debunked few rumors about the film as well. Talks were that the film will be more "darker, broodier" than previous ones. Serkis said, "I would say that's not far from the truth. ('The Batman') is very much about the emotional connection between Alfred and Bruce. That's really at the center of it. And it is a really exquisite script that Matt (Reeves) has written."
The Batman will star Zoe Kravitz as the Catwoman along with Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, Peter Sarsgaard, and John Turturro. Originally set to release on June 25, 2021. Now due to COVID-19, it will release on October 1, 2021.