Robert Pattinson did an interview with GQ Magazine over the course of several days (and several FaceTime sessions) to not discuss the hotly anticipated gender-flipped Twilight novel, Midnight Sun, a version of the saga that re-tells the story from Edward’s, not Bella’s, perspective. Instead, Pattinson spoke about his upcoming blockbuster films, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and the upcoming Matt Reeves’ Batman reboot. Many people were surprised when Pattinson took on the Batman project, as the Ben Affleck version has functionally just been released and there have been almost more iterations of the caped billionaire superhero in the past 15 years than can be counted. But, according to Pattinson, that’s exactly the reason why he wanted to take on the project.
In an interview with Zach Baron, done over the course of several virtual interview sessions and featuring self-portraits of the actor who is currently camped out in London for stalled Batman shoots, Pattinson said that the sheer number of iterations on the Batman helped inspire him to take the role. When Baron said he felt there were a lot of reasons to not want to play The Batman, Pattinson responded: “I think sometimes the downsides…seem like upsides. I like the fact that there are very … well done versions of the character which seem pretty definitive, but…that there are multiple definitive playings of the character.”
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