Robert Pattinson can urinate while wearing Batman suit thanks to advice from Christian Bale

Bale previously offered toilet-related advice to Pattinson’s Batman predecessor Ben Affleck

Adam White
Monday 24 August 2020 14:58 BST
The Batman - DC FanDome Teaser

Robert Pattinson’s Batman suit enables him to easily go to the bathroom, thanks to an intervention from Christian Bale.

Pattinson portrays the Caped Crusader in next year’s The Batman, Matt Reeves’s reboot of the DC comic, which is about to restart production following a coronavirus shutdown in March.

While appearing at the virtual DC FanDome convention on Saturday (22 August), Reeves revealed that Pattinson and Bale spoke to one another prior to filming, with Bale leaving Pattinson with one piece of Batman-related advice.

Reeves said: “One of the big things that Rob actually talked to Christian Bale [about] was, ‘Just make sure you’re going to be able to relieve yourself,’ so that was actually part of what was important to build into [the suit].”

“Like okay, he needs to be able to put it on. He also needs to be able to live as a human being.”

Bale has form with offering bathroom-related guidance to his Batman successors, having previously told Ben Affleck to make sure his Batman suit enabled him to urinate.

“The only thing I said to him is to make sure he can take a p*** without anyone having to help him,” Bale revealed in 2014, shortly after Affleck was cast in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

“It’s a little bit humiliating, at least what I went through, when you have to have someone help you out of the costume in order to do that. That was my main piece of advice for him.”

Robert Pattinson in ‘The Batman’, and Christian Bale in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

The Batman sees Bruce Wayne face off against a number of villains, including The Riddler (Paul Dano), Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz) and The Penguin (Colin Farrell).

Farrell’s appearance in the role has been highly praised based on a short teaser of the film released during the DC FanDome, with one fan calling it “one of the best transformation makeups I’ve ever seen”.

The Batman is currently scheduled for release on 1 October, 2021.

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