Robert Pattinson Went To Christopher Nolan To Get Advice On Playing Batman

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With a bevy of upcoming prestige projects due out in the next couple of years, it can be argued that there is no actor in Hollywood as exciting as Robert Pattinson.

Following his overblown Twilight stardom, Pattinson spent the following decade grinding away on the indie scene, honing both his craft and his reputation. Now, the 33-year-old actor seems to be cashing in on those dues he paid, as his next four or five films have the potential to set his career on an entirely new trajectory.

Over the course of the next two to three years, Pattinson is set to star in a series of films that could vault him into the conversation of being one of the world’s premier actors.

Following this year’s performances in the critically acclaimed High Life and the Netlflix Shakespeare epic The King, Pattinson is set to star alongside Willem Dafoe is Robert Eggers’ (The Witch) critically acclaimed horror The Lighthouse (which currently has a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes) and Christopher Nolan’s next feature epic Tenet.

Then, in 2021, Pattinson will be overtaking one of the biggest roles that the entertainment business has to offer when he dons the iconic cape and cowl of the Dark Knight in The Batman.

Speaking to Variety earlier this week, Pattinson touched on a bunch of Batman-related topics, including his personal pursuit of the role, the backlash to his casting, and how he sought out former The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan for advice on playing the Caped Crusader.

“I was talking about things to do with the Batsuit. How to get more movements in it,” Pattinson told Variety.

Given that Nolan is quite literally the most successful Batman director in history, Pattinson certainly would be wise to pick the visionary’s brain for any piece of advice he can get.

‘The Batman’, which is being directed by Matt Reeves, will hit theaters in the United States on Friday, June 25, 2021.

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