Robert Pattinson on Batman's Costume Woes: Ritual of Getting Into It is Humiliating
In an interview with a foreign publication, Robert Pattinson described how it is like getting into the Batsuit, which he will don in 'The Batman,' releasing on June 25, 2021.
Image of Robert Pattinson, courtesy of @Variety magazine Instagram handle
The upcoming Batman film will see Robert Pattinson take up the mantle as Gotham city's masked vigilante from previous star Ben Affleck. However, one thing that Pattinson will surely inherit from other superheroes is costume woes.
In an interview with Variety, Pattinson, who will feature in Matt Reeves' directorial The Batman, releasing June 25, 2021, spoke about getting into the Batsuit during his audition.
He said, "I put it on. I remember saying to Matt, ‘It does feel quite transformative!’ He was like, ‘I would hope it does! You’re literally in the Batsuit.’”
Describing the moment of getting into the Batsuit, Pattinson said, “You do feel very powerful immediately. And it’s pretty astonishing, something that is incredibly difficult to get into, so the ritual of getting into it is pretty humiliating. You’ve got five people trying to shove you into something. Once you’ve got it on, it’s like, ‘Yeah, I feel strong, I feel tough, even though I had to have someone squeezing my butt cheeks into the legs.’”
He added, “You’re trying to think of the way to balance, how to bring something new to it and not want to scare people off and work in the confines of the costume."
Pattinson was also quizzed about people's reaction to him being cast as the Batman. There were mixed response to his casting and in response to this, Pattinson told the interviewer, "To be honest, it was less vitriolic than I was expecting. It’s much more fun when you’re an underdog. There’s no expectation of you.”
IGN has reported that Andy Serkis is reportedly joining the cast of The Batman in an unspecified role.
Follow @News18Movies for more
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Amit Panghal Becomes 1st Indian Man to Reach World Boxing Championships Final
- Everything You Need to Know About the Area 51 Raid Happening Today
- Hours After Decomposed Body Found at Nagarjuna's Telangana Farmhouse, Police Hint at Case of Suicide
- Your New Apple iPhone 11 Could Cost As Little as Rs 51,700 With Amazon Preorder Offers
- Renault Triber First Drive Review – Economical Genius