Robert Pattinson explained about what appealed to him about playing the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Pattinson was asked about his decision to move back toward bigger blockbuster films like The Batman.
"There was something that always appealed to me about it. I feel like it sort of exists outside the realm of this sort of [blockbuster]. Batman movies have always attracted really good directors and had really good actors playing in it. It’s got a legacy and a lineage to it which it’s never seemed to me like it’s been a cash-in for something. Even how the TV series was done. People still watch the TV series. I mean, that’s a classic TV show, it’s very, very well done. And the performances are great. It’s a very interesting pop art kind of TV show. It’s funny. It’s not like they just made movies so they could sell toys. I’m sure there was a part of them that did that, but the first Batman, Jack Nicholson is playing the bad guy! There’s something very special about it. And also, those Tim Burton Batman movies when I was younger, I was obsessed with them.”
The Batman cast includes Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon, Paul Dano as Edward Nygma a.k.a The Riddler, John Turturro as Camine Falcone, Jayme Lawson for an unknown role and it will be directed by Matt Reeves.
The Batman will premiere in theaters on June 25, 2021.