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Why Robert Pattinson Agreed To Play Batman

Ever since the first Batman movie came out in 1966, the character was liked and loved by many but also criticized by a few. Over the years, the character has gone through various changes and ups and downs. Every time a new actor played Batman, he brought something new to the screen. After the likes of George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Christian Bale, Robert Pattinson is all set to play the vigilante of Gotham.

Where’s my opening?

Where's my opening?
Robert is set to play The Batman in 2020

Robert seemed like an unpredictable choice after his new avatars in weird art-house movies. But Pattinson is hell-bent on proving everyone wrong. Pattinson, in one of his recent interview, spoke of how much of the ground was covered of the character. He wishes to play the character mainly due to the ‘downside’ of playing it. He stated that over the years since Batman came, many stars had played it differently and there just not be much left to play. Or is there? He said that this was a challenge that he’s now willing to endure to bring out a new kind of Batman. This is the opening that he is currently looking for. After his post-Vampire Diaries career spiralled down, he is finally set to be put back on the map. And this time, he intends on staying there longer.

Will he live up to the Legacy?

Will he live up to the Legacy?
The versatile actor might just be able to pull it off.

Though the zeal and enthusiasm of Pattinson are very evident, the question of him being able to pull it off persists. Comic book nerds are doubtful if Robert Pattinson would be able to live up to the legacy of the character? After all, the character is 80 years old, and have been on TV for more than 50 years. DC universe fans have always compared Batman to Tony Stark of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while one has recently been given the much-appreciated farewell, the other’s legacy should be kept alive. No doubt, Pattinson has big shoes to fill, considering that the Justice League would always need Batman. 

What to expect?

What to expect?
Robert Pattinson’s first look as Batman

Though Robert Pattinson was chosen over Nicholas Hoult for the role, will he be able to bring out the sophistication needed for the character? For an actor who has done so many weird art-house movies, it would be appropriate to expect some diversions from the past characters. Will this be like Heath Ledger’s Joker and will make headlines for the character. Or will it be just a failed experiment and would soon be forgotten. This only time will tell. But as far as Pattinson is concerned, one might expect to see the wildest and weirdest Batman of all time.

Sources: Slash Film, Hollywood Reporter

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