Timothee Chalamet recently discussed if he’d want to play Robin opposite Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
It isn’t clear whether Matt Reeves is bringing Robin to the big screen during The Batman, but it seems like Timothee Chalamet is interested in playing the boy wonder opposite Robert Pattinson in the film. Robin hasn’t appeared in a Batman movie since 1997’s Batman & Robin, played by Chris O’Donnell. Although previous rumors suggested that Matt Reeves wanted to bring the sidekick into his take on the caped crusader, it’s never been confirmed if any versions of the teen hero would appear.
When speaking to Variety ahead of his appearance in The King, Timothee Chalamet discussed working with Robert Pattinson and his excitement to see what Matt Reeves’ The Batman will look like. But when asked about taking on a superhero role, Timothee Chalamet mentioned that as a child he used to tell people he was Robin – before saying he’s not “averse” to those universes. Take a look at his comments below.
“I grew up – you can ask my mum, who’s here – people in the elevator would ask me when I was five-years-old, ‘What’s your name?’ and I would say Robin. Actually every director steered away from putting Robin [in a movie] well, actually Zack Snyder had a flashback of Robin, but it was like three seconds and I don’t even know if it was Robin by name but they’ve steered away from it because it’s hard to do dramatically or something, and I … I’m not averse to those universes.”
— Variety (@Variety) October 1, 2019
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Details for the Robert Pattinson-led Batman project are being kept under lock and key. Previous rumors once pointed to an earlier version of the script featuring Ben Affleck bookending the film as his current Batman while the film introduced Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader in his earlier years. But with Ben Affleck officially retired from the role, Robert Pattinson is replacing the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League actor as Batman.
We know that The Batman will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman and The Penguin. Director Matt Reeves has also confirmed that it will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic 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 movie trilogy with Robert Pattinson.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The Batman is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on Robert Pattinson and the future of the DC Extended Universe!