Robert Pattinson Reveals How ‘Twilight’ Actually Helped Him Prepare for ‘The Batman’

Robert Pattinson is returning to the world of big-budget blockbusters in 2021 as the star of The Batman. Taking on the role of the Caped Crusader is a big change for Pattinson. In recent years, the actor has mostly focused on the indie world. But as fans know, he’s also been a part of two of the biggest film franchises of the 21st century. And Pattinson admits his role in Twilight actually prepared him for The Batman.

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Robert Pattinson with his ‘Twilight’ co-star Kristen Stewart | Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Fans have gone over every detail of ‘The Batman’ trailer

Last month, director Matt Reeves released a trailer for The Batman at DC Fandome. He did this despite only having only 25 percent of the movie shot when production shut down to COVID-19.

According to Screen Rant, fans immediately started breaking down the two-and-a-half minute video. It was their first look at Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, and it featured a quick and brutal fight scene.

YouTuber JoeyBslash 3 pored over the fight scene frame-by-frame. He describes in detail how Bruce manages to dominate and disarm his opponent. The short clip gives fans a glimpse at Pattinson’s Batman fighting style. Set in just his second year as a vigilante, Bruce already has a serious set of fighting skills. However, he is not “fully formed” as Batman, says Reeves.

The expectation is that the main villain will be Riddler (Paul Dano). However, many believe there is much to the story than what is teased in the trailer. The film also features Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz) and Penguin (Colin Farrell).

Production is on track for the scheduled release date despite Robert Pattinson testing positive for COVID-19

Despite numerous delays, The Batman is surprisingly still on track to make its October 2021 release date. They shut down production for five months due to the pandemic. Then, as soon as everyone got back to work, they had to shut down again. The second time – on September 3 – was due to Pattinson testing positive for coronavirus.

In mid-September production resumed once again after Pattinson recovered. According to IGN, the 34-year-old has completed his quarantine. A WB spokesperson recently announced that “following a hiatus for COVID-19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on The Batman in the U.K.”

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The studio never officially named Pattinson as the production member who tested positive. However, insiders claim it was indeed the Tenet star. Fans are hopeful that there will be no more delays so the film can stay on schedule.

The Batman is by far one of the most-anticipated films of 2021. And, Pattinson is very aware that the role is going to put him back in the Hollywood spotlight.

Robert Pattinson’s role in ‘Twilight’ helped him prepare for ‘The Batman’

The Batman will be Pattinson’s first experience with the superhero genre, and he knows everyone will be watching. The role of Bruce Wayne is obviously nothing like the role of Edward Cullen. But, as Cinema Blend notes, Pattinson says that Twilight helped him prepare for The Batman.

“There’s a slightly different feeling when you know loads and loads of people are going to watch something you’re working on,” Pattinson explained. “I weirdly enjoyed it during Twilight, the idea that you can mess it up. I guess I felt confident. I wanted to be on the big stage.”

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Instead of feeling nervous or unsure about taking on such an iconic role, Pattinson is embracing it with confidence. He’s revealed in the past that he is a big fan of Bruce Wayne, and the character has always appealed to him.

Fans will finally get to see Robert Pattinson’s take on the character when The Batman hits theaters nationwide on October 1, 2021.