Currently in cinemas with the raved about sea shanty black comedy horror tale “The Lighthouse,” actor Robert Pattinson has been out doing press and has talked some more about his most high profile upcoming role – that of Batman in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman”.
The character has been portrayed in various ways by different actors over the years, with Pattinson’s version said to be more showcasing the character’s famed detective skills in a story that is aiming to be much more noir driven and stylised take than either Zack Snyder’s action heavy or Chris Nolan’s crime saga approach.
Speaking with The BBC recently, the actor says he’s going into this not looking at the project as a massive blockbuster, rather as something altogether quite different:
“I wanted to do something on a big stage, and so I ended up doing Chris Nolan’s movie, which I was really, really happy about at the beginning of this year. And then Batman was kind of a surprise to me. Now that I’m starting to get into it, I don’t want to approach it as kind of a big studio thing where all you’re really doing is thinking about your trailer. I want to approach it in exactly the same way, I want it to be frightening, I want it to be something you lose yourself in.”
Separately, Pattinson has also joked about wanting his ‘Batman voice’ for the film to sound akin to his “Lighthouse” co-star Willem Dafoe’s very mannered and over the top character. “The Batman” is expected to begin production early next year for a June 2021 release.