“I mean, it’s a different thing. When you look at reactions on the internet, everyone’s got this kind of aggressive opinion about things. But I remember when I was shooting The Batman, when I met people in London, people were just so excited to talk to you about it. There’s a generosity people show towards the character [in real life] which is really, really lovely. The internet reaction feels much more doubtful, but in reality, people are just like, ‘No shit!? You’re playing Batman! That’s absolutely insane…People talk to you about it as if you’re driving a one-off Lamborghini which they all know about.”
Entering Gotham City as the new Batman – one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time – Pattinson takes on his biggest role to date in director Matt Reeves’ unique vision of the Gotham underbelly. Covering our Spring 2022 issue, Robert Pattinson talks becoming Batman, why the role initially felt out of reach, and how he’s always looking for scripts that feel electric.