Robert Pattinson dressed as Batman “all his childhood”. Now the British actor is about to introduce his version of the hat crusader in the latest movie about the DC Comics superhero.
“This is weird for me,” said Pattinson, 35, on the red carpet for the London screening. Batman Wednesday. “I wonder what my childhood will think about it.”
Pattinson, who gained worldwide fame, twilight The films follow in the footsteps of Adam West, Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and more recently Ben Affleck to play Bruce Wayne/Batman.
“I mean the legacy of the actors who played Batman, they’ve all been such a big part of my life, and my interest in film and why I wanted to be an actor in the first place,” Pattinson said.
“It’s incredible to be part of the same group,” he said, adding that acting with a mask is “surprisingly difficult.” “I grew up on Adam West (playing Batman). I think the costume I wore as a kid was an Adam West suit.”
In the film, Batman investigates corruption in Gotham after several high-ranking people are killed by the sadistic serial killer Riddler.
“There are some great Batman movies and he’s a character that everybody loves… so don’t approach it without a heavy dose of fear for me,” said director Matt Reeves.
“In some ways it’s a psychological horror movie, a thriller, a serial killer movie, and also a kind of great love story.”
The cast also includes Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis and Paul Dano. Zoë Kravitz plays Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
“Matt … really wanted to explore Selina as a three-dimensional person, and meeting her so early in the story before she became Catwoman was something we hadn’t seen before,” Kravitz said.
Batman It begins its global rollout from March 1.