Robert Pattinson On Why He Wanted To Be In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

Robert Pattinson explained what drew him to Matt Reeves’ The Batman after moving away from Hollywood franchises after Twilight.

Former Twilight star Robert Pattinson is set to become the latest actor to portray the Caped Crusader when he suits up for Matt Reeves’ The Batman. While fans of Robert Pattinson’s work are excited to see his take on Batman, many were surprised to see him join a major superhero franchise after appearing in mostly smaller, independent projects since his time on the Twilight film series.

During a recent episode of Variety’s Actors on Actors, Jennifer Lopez asked Robert Pattinson why he chose to play Batman after the actor he seemingly chose to move away from big Hollywood blockbusters after Twilight. In response, Robert Pattinson explained that he was “very focused on it” and that it “kept coming back into” his head, though he did not actively seek out the part:

“Well, not sought it out directly. But I was interested in it. I don’t know what it is, which happened inside of me, but I was like, ‘I kind of want to do it.’ I like doing something which an audience doesn’t know that it wants, and try to get it out of them: ‘Oh yeah, you want to play Batman.'”

While Robert Pattinson has known that he will be the next Batman for roughly half a year at this point, the actor revealed that he still has not gotten used to the fact:

“Let me tell you something. Whenever I see that little action figure, I still haven’t really got my head around it yet.”

Robert Pattinson concluded his comments on the Matt Reeves film by saying Jennifer Lopez would make a great Batman.

Full plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.

Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, and Jayme Lawson as Bella. Recently, Colin Farrell was reportedly in talks to play the Penguin while Andy Serkis was in talks to portray Alfred Pennyworth.

The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021.

Source: Variety

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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