Robert Pattinson is ramping up his debut performance as The Batman by suggesting that a new “interesting direction” will be implemented.
The former Twilight actor, who has since portrayed Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes and appeared in films such as Water for Elephants and The Lost City of Z, was officially announced as Ben Affleck’s successor as the franchise attempts to freshen things up.
Now, in the first interview since the announcement, Pattinson said: “I really like [director] Matt Reeves and his setup for it,” in a new interview with Variety. “It’s an interesting direction. It’s something from the comics which hasn’t really been explored yet. It’s crazy shoes to fill.”
He added: “It’s interesting the different directions you can take with it and that the, in some ways, quite a specific character actually has a lot of leeway. When you look at the different tones of the movies and TV shows, you can do quite a lot with it.”
Offering a slightly more realistic approach to his new job, Pattinson detailed how putting the Batsuit on is a less than glamorous task: “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.”
The news of Pattinson’s new role came through an unknown source, denying the actor an official announcement. “When that thing leaked, I was fucking furious,” Pattinson explained. “Everyone was so upset. Everyone was panicking from my team. I sort of thought that had blown up the whole thing.”