Vanity Fair had the cast of The Batman take turns reading, confirming, and denying various fan theories from Reddit and it’s so fun to watch them (especially Rob) geek out. Check it out below and screencaps in our gallery!
The cast of The Batman spoke with Entertainment Weekly to break down their vision of Gotham City. Check it out below and screencaps in our gallery!
Buzzfeed had Robert and Zoë take a co-star test to see how much they have learned about each other while filming The Batman. Check it out below and screencaps in our gallery!
After a long wait, The Batman has finally hit the theaters! Robert Pattinson and director Matt Reeves spoke with Los Angeles Times to discuss the movie, their take on the iconic character, the future of the Batman franchise, and much more.
Rob, you’ve spent the past decade working with directors like David Cronenberg, Claire Denis and the Safdie brothers on smaller, artier films. It didn’t appear you were on a trajectory toward a comic-book movie. So what grabbed you about the proposition here?
Pattinson: Even like five years ago, I was the last person I would think would be cast as Batman. I’m never normally in consideration for superhero parts at all. Usually [in those roles] you’re either a total unknown or someone who just, I don’t know, seems more obvious.
I don’t understand what it was about Batman, but I got really fixated on it and kept pushing my agent about it. I loved Matt’s work on the “Planet of the Apes” movies so much, and a lot of Matt’s work. and I was thinking, if you can get that performance out of a monkey … . [laughs] Then I met Matt and just he had such an interesting take on the character, and it just felt very different and kind of dangerous. It felt like a big, big mountain to climb.
Reeves: Because of all those movies you mentioned, I thought Rob might not be interested in being on that [superhero casting] list. But for some reason, in my mind, it was Rob. From the work I had seen him doing, I just was like, ‘Wow, he’s such a chameleon.’ Specifically in the Safdie brothers movie [“Good Time”], there was a kind of desperation and drive and also a vulnerability that I thought was very Batman, and I thought that mix was so powerful.
Given all the previous iterations of the character in movies, TV, video games and comics, what were your initial thoughts about how you could approach Batman in a way that felt fresh?
Pattinson: In our first meeting, Matt mentioned Kurt Cobain was one of the linchpins of the character. Just that put something in my head. There’s something about this kind of self-imposed torment that I always found really interesting and also inheriting a life that you’re not entirely sure you want but also feel like you cannot give up at all. I remember we also talked a lot about Michael Corleone.
Reeves: One of the great things about Batman is, because he doesn’t have any superpowers, it’s extremely psychological. He’s really doing this as a way of coping, because something happened to him [in his childhood] that he’s never gotten over. He’s exorcising these demons night after night after night.
He is a character who essentially is stunted. He’s sort of stuck emotionally at being 10 years old, and that’s exacerbated by the fact that he has this safety net of being incredibly rich. But he chooses to do this very brave, daring, reckless, almost suicidal thing, trying make meaning out of his life by going out and taking the law into his own hands.(more…)
Robert and Zoe did an exclusive interview with People to talk about their meeting during a screen test, Robert trying on the Batsuit for the first time, and how Zoë received support from actresses who have played Catwoman in the past. Check it out below and screencaps in our gallery!
In another interview for Entertainment Weekly done during the cover shoot, Robert discussed which comics brought him inspiration for his performance on The Batman. Check it out below and screencaps in our gallery!
Going back to the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot, Robert talked about the new Batsuit in this extended interview. Check it out below, and screencaps in our gallery!
As the premiere draws closer, more and more interviews have been coming out featuring Robert and the cast. Here are the ones released so far! I’ll be updating this post as more videos come out.
The press tour continues as Robert appeared in last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss The Batman. He talked about trying on the Batman suits, seeing the full movie for the first time, his ideas for the costumes, and much more. It’s such a fun interview! Check it out below, and screencaps in our gallery!
Robert and Zoë are featured in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly! It also features a behind-the-scenes look on the photoshoot and an interview with the both of them. It’s such a stunning shoot. Visit our gallery for the photos and screencaps!