Covering our Spring 2022 issue, the actor talks becoming Batman and why the role initially felt out of reach.

“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.

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Ellen von Unwerth
Editorial Director
Huw Gwyther
Entertainment Director
Erica Cornwall
Ella Bardsley
Art Director
Jeffrey Thomson
Mobolaji Dawodu
Diana Schmidtke at Forward Artists using Dior Beauty
US Fashion Editor
Mikiel Benyamin
Props Stylist
Devin Kelly
1st Photo Assistant
Todd Weaver
2nd Photo Assistant
Ian Cush
3rd Photo Assistant
Tatiana Tate
Digi Tech
Aladdin Ishmael
Mobolaji Dawodu’s assistants
Nadiya Mazurczak and Edwin Mohney
Mikiel Benyamin’s assistant
Isabel Sanchez
Elma Click
Production assistants
Octavia Akoulitchev and Morgane Millot
Special thanks to
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