The Batman actor, Robert Pattinson revealed that he stole a sock from the set of the movie. And was called out for it by Warner Bros. Robert Pattinson is playing the new batman in the Matt Reeves movie. The character has been portrayed already by George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck. Dark Knight Rises by Christopher Nolan which came out in 2012 was the last solo Batman movie. The Batman brings back the Caped Crusader almost after a decade.
The movie brings a new take on the Dark Knight for the fans. The tone is still the same, dark and gritty yet the somber and hopefulness is refreshing. Also, the Batsuit and Batmobile have been redesigned. Robert Pattinson has talked at length about the new suit, praising the designers for creating a suit that allows him to move comfortably. Even though the suit weighs around 60lbs. Playing the role of Batman was a memorable experience for the actor and he wanted to bring something from the set as a souvenir.
Robert Pattinson talks about his Experience On Set
In a recent interview with BBC 1, the actor talked in detail about his experience during the production of the film. In the conversation, he revealed that he loved stealing his socks from the set. He was eventually called out by Warner Bros. They asked the actor about how many socks did he need. He said, “It’s impossible to take anything home from it. I think the only thing I really got was. I did get a lot of socks. All of my socks are all from Batman. I kept getting told by Warner Brothers, like, ‘You know, it’s fine to have a few, but you take them every day. How many socks do you need? Because we’ve been shooting for a year.'”
Not the First Actor to Steal from the Set
It is not the first time that an actor has stolen something from the set. In fact, it is quite common. But Robert Pattinson’s claim to steal socks is hilarious and unusual. Based on Robert Pattinson’s comment it can be concluded that the studio is quite strict about actors taking props home. It could be because the studio might be planning a sequel to The Batman. This means that it would be necessary for them to have the costumes and props accounted for if they’re needed again. Though Rober Pattinson did not go into detail about what the sock really looked like, based on the movie’s theme, they could most likely be black.
Previously Chris Hemsworth has bragged about stealing variations of Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor. And considering that stealing socks seems like quite a tame one. The Batman has a budget of around $200 million so it is surprising that the studio called him out for stealing socks. But maybe it was done because the costume department was not ready for going through so many pairs of Batsocks. Maybe, when the sequel of the movie comes out the fans will get a closer look at Robert Pattinson’s socks.