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Robert Pattinson enjoys knowing he could ‘mess up' The Batman

Filming resumed on Matt Reeves’ film last week

Isobel Lewis
Saturday 26 September 2020 14:49
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Robert Pattinson has admitted to “enjoying” the idea that he could “mess up” The Batman.

The Tenet actor will star as the superhero in Matt Reeves’ take on the DC superhero, which is scheduled for release in October 2021.

Speaking to Total Film magazine, Pattinson described Reeves’s interpretation of the character as “incredible”, and admitted that he enjoyed the pressure of playing such a well-loved character.

"There's a slightly different feeling when you know loads and loads of people are going to watch something you're working on,” he said.

“I weirdly enjoyed it during Twilight, the idea that you can mess it up. I guess I felt confident. I wanted to be on the big stage.”

Actor said he feels similar pressures to that he felt filming ‘Twilight’
Actor said he feels similar pressures to that he felt filming ‘Twilight’

Pattinson has previously discussed his unconventional approach to playing Batman, revealing in May that he had no plans to work out for the role.

“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” he said. “You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the 1970s. Even James Dean – he wasn’t exactly ripped.”

Production on The Batman resumed last week after the actor reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. Filming had only just started again at the time after the crew were forced to take a six month hiatus during lockdown.

The film will also star Colin Farrell as Penguin, Paul Dano as Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.

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