Robert Pattinson IS The Batman

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  1. chintai80 oh hi.

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    the john campea video in this thread is hilarious.
     
  2. DeadlyWest A Flare in the Darkness (he/him/his)

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    It will never not be absolutely hilarious to me just how far people will go in order to have an excuse to be angry at something.
     
  3. DKDetective Elementary, Dear Robin (he/him/his)

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    I've been meaning to mention that I really love how Reeves and Durran have chosen Bruce's monogrammed heirloom cufflinks as a visual/physical totem for the Wayne family legacy in this:
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    It very much goes with that Downton Abbey idea of old money heirs inheriting things that others would buy. The design is simple, understated, and gold and really does look like an heirloom piece.

    It also resonates for me because I actually have my great-grandfather's monogrammed cufflinks. Very similar simple gold design. He was also a lawyer and eventually a judge and I wear them to court as a good luck charm.
     
  4. Erik Lensherr Registered

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    Bruce Wayne vibes

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  5. Arishem Judgy

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    Link?
     
  6. chintai80 oh hi.

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    the video is the reply following right under the tweet.
    i can't post the video itself due to campea's foul language.
     
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  7. Arishem Judgy

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    Forbidden here but not foul. And not language, just words.
     
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  10. Boom I got nothin'

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    But I thought WB was cutting ties with Pattinson because he's so hard to work with???
     
  11. emielaen Registered

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    I thought no one wanted to ever work with them again ever bc they "lost" Nolan and Snyder
     
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    Matt Reeves Wants The Batman to Be the World's Greatest Detective Story


    The details really do matter, says Robert Pattinson, who plays Bruce Wayne and Batman, two personalities who are painfully intertwined in The Batman. Pattinson says he was worried at first when Reeves would ask for a lot of takes.

    “Your first thought is, Oh my God, I’m absolutely terrible,” he laughs, with trademark self-deprecation. But when Reeves would show him the playback of scenes, which Reeves likes to do, he began to see the same make-or-break nuances the director did. For example, the mask. The Batman cinematographer Greig Fraser, who also shot Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, told Pattinson early on: “The two most difficult things to light are Darth Vader’s helmet and the cowl.”

    “There’s a whole different language, body language, you have to learn to make it do what you want it to do,” says Pattinson. “If you look too much into the light, it looks completely ridiculous, and you’re wearing a Halloween costume. But if you’re like two millimeters down, it’s like — oh, that’s completely totemic, and like it looks exactly how it’s supposed to look. But to learn how to feel that and learn how to react to how the light hits it, takes forever.



    Pattinson was impressed that all the detective talk wasn’t just lip service.

    “In the first meeting, he was saying, we want to lean into the ‘world’s greatest detective aspect,’ and be a detective noir movie,” he says. “And, you know, normally when directors say that, they just do like a mood board, and it’s just about the imagery. But I read the script, and it is! It’s a detective movie. It happens all the time in the graphic novels, but it’s always kind of on the backburner in the movies.”


    “Even in the early comics, there was something which I really liked,” says Pattinson. ”In a lot of the early tellings of it, he’s just sitting at home and a bat just smashes through the window, and he’s like, ‘That’s it!’ I’ll be a bat!’”

    He laughs. “That doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.”


    The Batman script, Pattinson explains, finally embraces the madness. “There’s an element in the other iterations of the story where Bruce goes off, does his training, masters himself and then comes back to Gotham as a fully realized character and the delineation between Bruce and Batman — the public Bruce, the private Bruce, and the Batman Bruce — are very contained and he can control them more easily,” says Pattinson. “And in this, the lines have totally blurred. His self as Bruce is sort of disintegrating.”

    After his massive breakout success in the Twilight movies, Pattinson took care to prove himself outside of big franchises. He disappeared into the role of a bearded, bespectacled, deeply beleaguered early 20th century explorer in James Gray’s 2016 film The Lost City of Z, and the next year played ferociously against type as a desperate criminal dirtbag in Josh and Benny Safdie’s mesmerizing crime thriller Good Time. Then he signed up for The Lighthouse, Robert Eggers’ slow-burn, black-and-white horror film.

    Reeves and The Batman producer Dylan Clark took note.

    “We’re like, he’s just making insanely bold choices, this guy. He went from being, very early on, in a giant franchise where he was a poster boy, to really pushing himself as an actor, working with incredibly talented directors and pushing himself all the way. And we just respected that,” says Clark.


    When Ben Affleck, who had played Bruce Wayne/Batman in 2016’s Batman v Superman and the subsequent Justice League, decided not to go ahead with plans to direct and star in a solo Bat-film, Warner Bros. turned to Matt Reeves, who enlisted Clark to join him on the project.

    Meanwhile, as questions swirled about who would replace Affleck under the cowl, Pattinson became fascinated by the idea of taking on the role.

    What Pattinson didn’t know was that Reeves had begun writing The Batman with him in mind.

    “Batman is an amazing myth that has endured for over 80 years,” says Reeves. “And it’s because of that crazy mix. There’s a part of it that is just simply cool, right? He looks cool. He’s got a cool car. He’s got all the stuff. He’s like James Bond, I guess, in a certain way, right? But there’s also something very relatable to the pain that he’s gone through.

    “And so that, for me, was how you ground it — those aspects are part of the story. And this story emphasizes those things. This story pulls those things out. So that’s why I was so excited about Robert Pattinson because he’s such a wonderful actor. And I knew that he would be able to go on that search with me for the depth and complexity of this character. I mean, I knew he wasn’t going to play him straight ahead."
    “In writing, from the beginning, I was imagining the character in my head. And I started watching movies of actors in the age range. And he just really kind of captivated me, and I started writing for him at a certain point. I had no idea if he ever would want to be in the movie.”

    Reeves had spent many years resisting blockbusters, for fear of too many cooks and too many concessions to corporate demands. (“When the opportunity came to do Cloverfield, I said to J.J., I just want to understand why you want me to do this, because this fantastical part of it is not really the thing that I focus on,” says Reeves. “And he goes, ‘I know — you’re gonna make everything else real.”)

    He worried that Pattinson might have a similar aversion to big-budget films.

    “I’ve never auditioned for any comic book movies before,” Pattinson explains. “And at the time, even my agents thought it pretty out of character to just suddenly get fixated on Batman. And I didn’t even really know the status of the project.”

    Around that time, Pattinson and Clark had a general meeting about potential collaborations, with no specific project in mind.

    “We’re talking about 20 different things. And then he starts kind of saying, ‘So what’s going on with Batman?’” Clark says.

    Adds Pattinson: “I had no idea that Matt had seen Good Time and thought, ‘I want to do a really dirty, dirty, slimy Batman.’”

    “It was a kind of almost fated thing,” says Reeves. “Of course, at that point, we were still working on the script. And so there was nothing to share. But I met with him probably about eight months later, and I shared the script, and we just really connected.”

    In March 2020, about two months into production, The Batman became one of countless films that shut down due to the then-mysterious coronavirus. It was one of the most scrutinized productions in the world, and one of the major films that Hollywood looked to as a test of how dramatically moviemaking might change because of the pandemic. Interest in The Batman was so high that Pattinson set off a fandom kerfluffle when he self-effacingly told GQ, in an interview conducted from quarantine, that he wasn’t actually working out that much for the role. “I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” he told the magazine.

    He was being dryly funny, not that anyone noticed.

    “That really came back to haunt me. I just always think it’s really embarrassing to talk about how you’re working out,” he says, laughing about it now. “I think it’s like an English thing. Unless you are in the most unbelievable shape, where people are just genuinely curious, going, ‘How have you achieved, like, physical perfection?’ or whatever.”

    He further clarifies: “You’re playing Batman. You have to work out.” He laughs again. “I think I was doing the interview when I was in lockdown, as well, in England. … I was in a lower gear of working out.”

    It’s not the first time an offhand comment from Pattinson has been taken too seriously.

    “It’s the same thing as saying in an interview when I was like 21 that I didn’t wash my hair,” he laughs. “It just sticks for 15 years.”

    “We had earpieces in to have direction a lot of the time to kind of limit the amount of interactions. The most odd thing is that a lot of scenes had no one behind the camera, because we were trying — if it was already a setup, they’d just be remotely controlling it. Odd. Especially when you’re on a big set — just no one around at all. That took a lot of getting used to.”

    Pattinson remembers it being very busy, intense and dark.

    “We were basically in night shoots the whole time. I can’t even tell if people were there or not. And also your peripheral vision inside the cowl — I could hardly tell if there was anyone there or not.”





     
  14. SquirrelBallZ Registered

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    It’s
    it was taken from the frank miller and aronofsky script.
     
  15. Gothamsknight A Dark Knight

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    It's interesting, Pattinson was my choice before there was even a sign he was up for the role. It's crazy how much has come true.
     
  16. cryptic name No Limits

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    Wasn’t it a ring in the Arronofsky script? The imprint of the Intertwined TW he left in the faces of the guys he beat up was what started the press calling him Batman.
     
  17. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    That is correct
     
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  18. cryptic name No Limits

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    What wild read that script was.
     
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    So he was trolling
     
  20. DeadlyWest A Flare in the Darkness (he/him/his)

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    British millennial actor known for bull****ting is found out to be bull****ting

    In other news, grass green and sky blue
     
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  21. Boom I got nothin'

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    John Campea in shambles.
     
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  22. cryptic name No Limits

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    Petty, but I'd like to see Campea admit what a choad he was about this.
     
  23. SwordOfMorning Returning some video tapes.

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    I’d like to John Campea and his Bryan Singer defending scumbag henchman admit to being choads about a lot of ****.

    Campea gets a lot of deserved heat but RBM is a horrible old goon who deserves way more.
     
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    He let that go a long time ago though. For a year now he's been saying it's his most anticipated film.
     
  25. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    Did he ever let go of his hatred of Gal as Wonder Woman. That was a running joke for a while.
     

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