There is little doubt that filming during the COVID-19 era is difficult for everyone. However, a new report reveals that director Matt Reeves might be making things even more difficult for Robert Pattinson on the set of The Batman.
According to The Sun, sources have shared that Pattinson is “being pushed to breaking point” by Reeves, who is described to be a “control freak.” The sources also stated that the director would push the Twilight star to “do upwards of 50 takes inside the bulky Batman suit, leaving him, and the crew, exhausted.”
“Filming has been a grueling process, especially for Robert, as Matt is such a perfectionist,” the source said. “He’ll insist on doing scenes over and over again and get bogged down in the tiny detail. Sometimes it’s like he doesn’t know when to stop.”
So why is Reeves forcing Pattinson to do so many takes? According to the source, the Cloverfield director is feeling the pressure of working on a truly gigantic project.
“Matt has done blockbusters before, but this is another level,” the source said. “Batman is arguably the most popular superhero of all and by the time the film is released, it will be the Dark Knight’s first solo movie in ten years. Warner Bros can’t afford for the fanbase to be disappointed and have thrown £90million at the film. No one is denying that this is a high stakes production and that Matt is feeling the pressure to get it right.”
Not surprisingly, the source expressed concern for Pattinson's wellbeing considering that he has been part of some major blockbusters in the past.
“But Robert has had a tough time on these franchise movies before. He hated Twilight by the time it wrapped, and the last thing anyone wants is for him to become jaded,” they said.
Reeves and Warner Bros. have yet to comment on the report.
The Batman is currently in production and is scheduled to premiere on March 4, 2022.