The Batman Director Continues to Defend Robert Pattinson Casting

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People are now excited about Robert Pattinson's debut as the Caped Crusader in The Batman but there was a time when everyone seemed to be questioning the idea of Battinson. Still, Matt Reeves isn't backing down on his decision to cast the former Harry Potter star in the upcoming DC flick. The director is still defending Pattinson's version of Bruce Wayne and even gave an explanation for the initial backlash!

Back in 2018, people couldn't stop talking when Robert Pattinson was cast in The Batman. Some believed that the Rover star didn't have what it takes to play the famous comic book superhero while others just wondered whether Battinson could bulk up for the role.

One person who never questioned the casting is Matt Reeves. In a new interview with Esquire, the Batman director pointed out that he was expecting the initial resistance because it has happened so many times before.

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“There has been no actor, when his announcement that he was going to be playing Batman in one of the feature films was announced, that has not received a backlash,” Reeves said. He then offered an explanation as to why people reacted the way they did.

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“The people who were excited, I knew it was because they knew Rob’s work post-Twilight. The people who weren’t excited, I knew it was because they didn’t know Rob’s work post-Twilight,” Reeves explained.

Reeves continued by stating that Pattinson has worked so hard since playing the sparkly vampire and that was proof that he deserved the role in The Batman.

"In the process of writing the movie, I watched Good Time, and I thought, ‘Okay, he’s got an inner kind of rage that connects with this character and a dangerousness, and I can feel this desperation.’ And I became dead-set on it being Rob. And I had no idea if Rob had any interest! Because, of course, he had done all of these indie movies after he established himself in Twilight,” he said.

We're certainly glad that Reeves stuck with the idea of casting Pattinson. With that in mind, we can't wait to see the DC flick later this year.

The Batman also stars Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. The film is scheduled for release on March 4, 2022.

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