Robert Pattinson Explains His Approach To Bruce Wayne For ‘The Batman’

Robert Pattinson goes into how he explored the Bruce Wayne role.

Robert Pattinson recently opened up about how he prepared and dealt with bringing a new version of Bruce Wayne to life for Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

After testing positive for COVID-19, Robert Pattinson and filming for The Batman had to be put on hold. Now, principal photography for The Batman is back in full swing with a slew of set photos coming out recently revealing better looks at Pattinson’s young Bruce Wayne and the other supporting characters in the highly-anticipated DC film. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair France, Pattinson talked about his experience on the set of The Batman so far and how he has dealt with being a part of the massive production:

“To start, The Batman, I’m using things at the moment that seem fragile compared to the importance of the project. Conversations I’ve had with close friends, embryos of dreams. This is the secret and sensitive part of the actor facing the heaviness of the project. On The Batman, on Tenet, a gigantic team of technicians surrounds you and when you say, “Let’s go Robert…Action!” you have to forget this mass of people and play in front of your own thoughts, your own demons. Yes, I have an actor’s excitement to face the tension of the set, the inordinate expectation of all these people and to transform it into a dialogue between me and myself. It’s an exciting and horrible feeling to be that “little shit” who risks planting all the heavy artillery, all that war infrastructure, because she wasn’t able to go and get it… I think about that, a few days before a shoot.”

Many actors have had a crack at Batman over the years and Robert Pattinson has challenged himself as an actor ever since his departure from the Twilight franchise. Batman might be his biggest test yet and the actor later explained in detail what his approach to Bruce Wayne has been:

“I look first at the character and what I have to do with it, how I’m going to have to invent nuances in this shell, making it more complex, more complex all the time. Batman is a role in which I have to learn how to play ambiguity better. It’s out of the question to interpret a character of a single color. It’s beautiful, people who seem to live in two states at the same time. And then, imagine: you love to cook and after years you succeed in obtaining the perfect dish, the healthiest, the most balanced, the tastiest, the most subtle; would you honestly eat it at every meal? No! What would you secretly dream about? To make you a nice fat cheeseburger, ah ah ah ah.”

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Plot details for The Batman are being kept under lock and key, but we know that the project will revolve around Robert Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector. The Batman will also feature the hero making use of his detective skills more than what we’ve seen before in previous iterations of the character. It is also expected to be the first installment to a new Batman trilogy with Pattinson.

Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, the film stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.

The Batman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Robert Pattinson’s upcoming film and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content.

Source: Vanity Fair France (via Battinsonverse)

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.