Robert Pattinson has faced a lot of criticism for his role in the Twilight Saga where he plays a vampire and falls in love with a normal girl, while werewolves add more flavour to the series. Later, his performances in Good Time and The Lighthouse helped him earn the respect back, but the announcement of him playing Gotham’s caped crusader, Batman, is where his big break may lay. However, Robert’s casting in the Matt Reeves-directorial about Gotham’s saviour has received mixed reactions. Christian Bale who played Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy called Robert an “interesting” choice to play the hero, but Robert believes Gotham’s knight is not a hero.
In a recent interview with the The New York Times, Robert clarified that he didn’t take the role of Batman only to fit into a good guy role. “I’ve always thought that the only reason you’d want to play a good guy all the time is because you’re desperately ashamed of what you’re doing in real life. Whereas if you’re a pretty normal person, the most fun part of doing movies is that you can explore the more grotesque or naughty sides of your psyche in a somewhat safe environment. And it’s always more fun if you’re shocking the people in the room. If you end up being boring, that’s the lowest of the low,” the actor said.
Robert continued by explaining why he thinks Batman cannot be categorised as a hero, since he, Batman, nearly always tries to avoid the good guy zone. The actor concluded, “Batman’s not a hero, though. He’s a complicated character. His morality is a little bit off. He’s not the golden boy, unlike almost every other comic-book character. There is a simplicity to his worldview, but where it sits is strange, which allows you to have more scope with the character.” While Robert is all ready to play Batman, reports of who will essay the antagonist the film have still not been confirmed.