Shutterstock - Robert Pattinson - Denis Makarenko
Shutterstock - Robert Pattinson - Denis Makarenko

Robert Pattinson is still out on the promotion circuit for The Lighthouse, but Batman continues to come up on a regular basis.

Speaking with Today recently, Pattinson started on the topic by sharing his love for the way the role has been treated over the years. “I love every iteration of how it’s been played,” said Pattinson. “I feel like everyone has really looked after the character over its history. There’s a lot of reverence for it, you can really feel it at the studio.” He added, “I’m very eager to get started on it.”

In another video from the interview, Pattinson is asked about taking on the role being asked, “That came to you and you thought what? You wanted to be a superhero?”

“Batman’s not a superhero,” Pattinson replied through gritted teeth with a smile. “It doesn’t count. You need to have like magical powers to be a superhero.” Pattinson finally conceded that perhaps Batman is a ‘superhero’ as he wears a cape.

As The Batman continues to inch ever closer, the cast is filling out. Joining Pattinson will be Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright finally as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, and newcomer Jayme Lawson in what is reportedly an original role as a politician named Bella.

There’s still more cast to fill out, and, of course, the introduction of the Batsuit and Batmobile.

The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.

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