Robert Pattinson has cleared up the comments he made about not working out for The Batman.
If there’s one thing fanboys don’t like it’s their heroes not working out. Robert Pattinson caused quite a flurry of mixed opinions while The Batman was in production, mentioning that he wasn’t working out for the role. To be fair to the star, Pattinson was in quarantine after contracting COVID-19, which halted production on the highly-anticipated DC project. Some fans immediately assumed that Pattinson’s take on Bruce Wayne would be skinny, a far cry from the previous iterations we’ve seen on screen.
Those fears were immediately quelled when the first trailer for The Batman showed Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader as a brutal mess of a human, with a physical acumen that compared to other superheroes. While the proof is in the pudding that Pattinson did, in fact, work out for the role, he still feels awkward about his comments.
In a chat with Movie Maker, Robert Pattinson cleared up his working-out comments, putting to rest the idea that Batman won’t be buff.
“That really came back to haunt me. I just always think it’s really embarrassing to talk about how you’re working out. I think it’s like an English thing. Unless you are in the most unbelievable shape, where people are just genuinely curious, going, ‘How have you achieved, like, physical perfection?’ or whatever.”
“You’re playing Batman. You have to work out. I think I was doing the interview when I was in lockdown, as well, in England [and] was in a lower gear of working out. It’s the same thing as saying in an interview when I was like 21 that I didn’t wash my hair. It just sticks for 15 years.”
Here is the synopsis for The Batman:
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as 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.
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Source: Movie Maker