It’s a staple of any actor taking on a comic book role, and that’s going back to the source material in the comic books. While all actors study the script, when you have decades of material to pull from, it makes sense that you dive in and take a look.
Appearing on Variety‘s The Big Ticket podcast, Robert Pattinson briefly explained where he’s at in the process. “I’m glad I’ve had quite a lot of time,” Pattinson told Variety. “I didn’t realize there were so many Batman comics. Hundreds and thousands. But I’ve been reading a lot of those, and not really just the kind of classics. I just like reading the sort of individual periodicals. It’s nice to kind of see the absolutely contemporary ones, the Tom King ones, stuff like that.”
He went on to add, “I mean, it’s interesting to see what people are sort of expecting, where the character sits now within that world. It’s very different to where it sits in terms of the movies people see.” He concluded, saying, “It’s interesting, I don’t even know how much you’ll even bring in from those comics, but it’s nice to sort of get as much assimilation as you can.”
And it’s nice for us as fans to hear he’s not hitting only the big staple stories. Let him sample throughout the history and see the evolution of the Dark Knight. A lot of times you can tell where an actor has pulled from the most, but it would be nice to see a real mix of different eras.
We can’t wait to see what he comes up with.
The Batman will hit theaters on June 25, 2021.