Robert Pattinson Feared Losing Out on Batman Role

Image of  Robert Pattinson, courtesy of Instagarm

Image of Robert Pattinson, courtesy of Instagarm

Robert Pattinson revealed that speculation about him playing Batman had gone up even before he got the role and this, in turn, made him very nervous.

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  • Last Updated: January 29, 2020, 8:11 AM IST
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Actor Robert Pattinson was worried about losing out on playing Batman on the Hollywood screen before he got confirmed for the role.

In an interview to Time Out magazine, Pattinson spoke about how he got annoyed by the speculations linking him to the part before anything had been confirmed, and was worried that all the unconfirmed reports doing the rounds at that stage would cost him a chance to play the Caped Crusader, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

He said: "I hadn't even done the audition. It's just nerve-wracking because I was really excited about it and you think: really, is this how I'm going to lose this role? It's the most annoying circumstances to lose something.

"Everyone was like: 'Is that true, is that true?' And it wasn't true at the time, I hadn't got the job. It was pretty terrifying."

The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, who made his mark calling the shots on films as Cloverfield, Dawn OF The Planet Of The Apes, and War For The Planet Of The Apes. The upcoming superhero film will mark a reboot for the Batman franchise based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is being developed as the 10th film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

Matt Reeves has written the screenplay with Mattson Tomlin, and the film features Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman, with Jeffrey Wright essaying Commissioner Gordon of Gotham city. Zoe Kravitz plays Catwoman while Andy Serkis is cast as Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth. Peter Sarsgaard is said to have a special appearance in the film.

Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, and John Turturro will play the troika of antagonists in the film -- Riddler, Penguin and Carmine Falcone respectively.

The Batman is slated to open on June 25, 2021.

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