Following Robert Pattinson talking about how involved he wants to get with the acting for the character, now the 33-year-old actor talks about the Christian Bale version of Batman, which sounds like it could be a source of inspiration.
“Christian’s interpretation of Batman was incredible. I can’t believe I’m doing [Christopher Nolan’s] movie now, [Tenet], as well. I love the way Christian did [Batman],” Robert Pattinson told the Inquirer about making the character his own.
Pattinson continued with mention that he may be borrowing a little something from the way Christian Bale acted as Batman.
“And for a part in which your face is basically covered, there is something quite simple about the character in lots of ways,” Pattinson said. “But to see the scope of how many different people have interpreted it, it could be put into so many different genres—it can be played for laughs, for anything. I thought Christian’s idea was absolutely brilliant. I’ve got a little idea of it (his take of Batman), but we’ll see how it works.”
Robert Pattinson inspired by the Christian Bale Batman
Regarding what Christian Bale has to say about Robert Pattinson playing the new DC Dark Knight, Bale offered a big thumbs up.
“Good for him,” Christian Bale responded with a thumbs up when asked about giving advice to Robert Pattinson. “Just make it his own. Don’t listen to the naysayers at all. Think about it. Everybody protested when Heath was cast as the Joker and look what an absolutely brilliant performance he gave. Don’t listen to those guys. Do his own thing. He is a fascinating actor. He is a great choice.”
Bale also joked about giving the same advice to Pattinson that he did to Ben Affleck.
“Oh, same as for Ben, just be able to pee by yourself. You don’t feel much like a superhero when you can’t take a p-ss by yourself,” Bale said.
The Batman has a June 25, 2021 release and films at the start of next year, with the cast also including Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Zoe Kravtiz as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, with Penguin and additional characters yet to be cast.
Rumors offer the movie will be adapting the DC Comics “The Long Halloween” storyline and explores a detective case where people start dying in strange ways so Batman must go deep into the dark world of Gotham City to find the clues and solve the mystery/conspiracy connected to Gotham City’s history and criminals.