DC fans were pretty surprised when word came out that Warner Brothers wanted to cast Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeve's The Batman. No one was expecting that the studio would want the Twilight star as Batman given his physique and demeanor. As it turns out, Pattinson wasn't expecting that he'd get cast as the Caped Crusader either.
Speaking with Esquire to help promote his new movie, The Lighthouse, Pattinson decided to open up about how he was cast as the Dark Knight in The Batman for the DC Extended Universe.
"It's kind of insane. I was so far away from ever thinking it was a realistic prospect. I literally do not understand how I've got it, at all," the actor admitted.
Ever since his appearance in the Twilight trilogy, Pattinson has been appearing in artsy independent films. His most recent project, The Lighthouse, received universal acclaim with critics praising the film for its direction, technical merits, as well as for the performances of both Pattinson and his co-star, Willem Dafoe.
It came as quite a surprise for Reeves to want him as the younger Bruce Wayne considering how the actor's never really been a comic book movie before. Perhaps one of the reasons why Pattinson was able to beat out Nicholas Hoult for the role was because of his acting skills in indie films like Cosmopolis, Good Time, and The Lighthouse.
We're excited to see what Pattinson's take on the Batman's going to look like.
The Lighthouse is set to premiere on October 18, 2019.