Robert Pattinson admits 'obsession' with starring in The Batman and loving playing 'total freaks'

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1 Feb 2022, 11:52

Who wouldn't want to play the iconic character? Not RP, according to his agents because they thought he only wanted to take on the role of - how can we put this? - weirdos.

Speaking to Total Film, the actor said about starring as the superhero: "I was aiming for quite different stuff. Obviously, it's basically the jewel in the crown of the parts you can really get as an actor. But I'd never really thought I was anywhere close to doing it, and especially with the other parts I was attracted to at the time."

The Twilight star admitted he kept "obsessively" checking what was going on with the role for a year before, which baffled his team. He admitted: "Even my agents were like, 'Oh interesting, I thought you only wanted to play total freaks?' And I was like, 'He is a freak!'"

Director Matt Reeves recently told Esquire about the negativity surrounding the actor playing the infamous Bruce Wayne/Batman.

He explained: "There has been no actor, when his announcement that he was going to be playing Batman in one of the feature films was announced, that has not received a backlash.

"The people who were excited, I knew it was because they knew Rob's work post-Twilight. The people who weren't excited, I knew it was because they didn't know Rob's work post-Twilight."

The Batman swings into cinemas on 4 March.