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Christopher Nolan was ‘Thrilled’ When He Learned About Robert Pattinson as Batman

Christopher Nolan was ‘Thrilled’ When He Learned About Robert Pattinson as Batman

by Steve Goodman

Christopher Nolan reveals Robert Pattinson did not ask for the Batman advice.

Christopher Nolan recently admitted he was pretty excited when he first heard Robert Pattinson was going to play Batman. The actor’s role was confirmed when he was working on Tenet with Nolan.

Singapore’s CNA inquired about Nolan’s reaction when he learned the news and whether Pattinson asked for some advice.

He certainly did not ask me for any advice. We kept a respectful silence around the issue until very near the end of the shoot. We said a couple of things and made a couple of jokes. We did have a little bit of a conversation about the various aspects of what he was going to be putting himself through. But I was thrilled that he was cast. I think that he’ll do an amazing job and I’m really excited to see what he does with that character.

Nolan took on the mantle of the Batman franchise for Warner Bros with The Dark Knight series led by Christian Bale. The trilogy is believed to be one of the greatest ever, while the second film, The Dark Knight, is widely known as the best film in the superhero genre.

Last week the first trailer for the much anticipated The Batman dropped.  The filming was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, but the clip Reeves introduced to DC’s FanDome convention is a fairly decent glimpse into what fans of the caped crusader can expect.

Crime is rampant, as is often the case in Gotham City, and some sinister power is attempting to get to Batman.

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The plot takes place approximately two years after Bruce Wayne‘s tenure as a Batman, a moment when he’s already a cloaked vigilante. Reeves points out Batman is not quite Batman yet, and there are people who fear him.

The trailer also features a number of lead stars, including Jeffrey Wright‘s James Gordon and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. Andy SerkisAlfred can be recognized, too.

Reeves points out all of these characters are only coming in; for instance, Selina Kyle is not even a Catwoman. The Riddler and The Penguin are both early on in their crime ventures.

In the meantime, Nolan’s Tenet is releasing in 70 countries and predominantly generated a strong critical response. The movie is rated 81% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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The thriller stars John David Washington as an operative employed by a secret organization trying to stop Armageddon. The film utilizes a term named inversion that deals with time but is not specifically time-travel.

The rest of the cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, and Michael Caine.

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