Robert Pattinson has revealed that the opening shot of ‘The Batman’ is “so shocking”.
The 35-year-old actor takes on the role of the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ new film and explained that viewers will find he was inspired by classic 1970s films such as ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘The Conversation” from the very first scene.
Robert told GQ magazine, “I watched an early cut of the movie for myself. And the first shot is so shocking compared to any other Batman movie that it’s just kind of totally rhythmic. different.
“That’s what Matt was saying from the very first meeting I had with him: ‘I want to do a ’70s black detective story, like ‘The Conversation’. But right from the first shot, it’s: ‘ Oh, it’s actually a detective story.'”
‘Twilight’ star admits he was unaware of the idea that Batman is ‘the world’s greatest detective’ but says he’s involved in ’emotional scenes’ with other characters of the new film – which will be released next month.
Robert said: “I feel silly, because I didn’t even know that Batman was ‘the greatest detective in the world’; I had never heard that in my life before – but it really plays. Just because there’s a lot of stuff where he’s among the cops.
“Normally when you see Batman, he comes around and beats people up. But he has conversations, and there are emotional scenes between them, which I don’t think has been in other movies.”
Pattinson also revealed that playing Batman has been an “anchor” for him during the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “I’ve always had that Batman anchor. Rather than thinking you’re a news item, you can feel engaged without being paralyzed by it.
“Everyone I know, if you had a little momentum in your career or your life and then you stopped, you had to consider yourself.
“While I was incredibly busy all the time, doing something that was also very high pressure, by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done… I was still playing Batman at the end of the day, even if the world could end.”
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