“I’m already remembering what it’s like to talk about a movie where there’s an expectation. Whenever you say anything, people are like, ‘Argh! You idiot!’ Like, dude, I haven’t even started yet!” he said.
Pattinson went on to clarify that despite any outside pressure to perform well in the role, “there is no harsher critic of myself than myself, so I don’t need to worry about anyone else.”
Then, he makes his career ultimatum. What will happen if we’re not hot for his version of Batman? “Porn,” he joked. “But art-house porn.”
Someone get on the phone with A24 immediately.
Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) is pegged (pun completely intended) to direct The Batman, with Andy Serkis, Zoë Kravitz, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeffrey Wright, and Colin Farrell among the star-studded cast announced for the film alongside The Lighthouse actor. No word yet on whether any of them will be joining Pattinson on his pact.
This isn’t the first time this year an actor has threatened (well, depending on how you look at it) to switch up their career if they don’t get the feedback they’re hoping for. Adam Sandler recently said on The Howard Stern Show that he would make a movie that is “so bad on purpose” if he doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for his role in Uncut Gems.
The Batman will be released on June 25, 2021.