Robert Pattinson is glad Batman casting did not invite death threats like when he was cast for Twilight

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The Batman is slated to release on June 25, 2021.

Robert Pattinson being cast as Batman! Several years ago, if one would have heard this phrase, it would have sounded unbelievable. Now, however, one is intrigued to know what the actor would bring to the table. When the director of The Batman, Matt Reeves, confirmed that Robert was being cast as the next Caped Crusader, social media had a meltdown. The casting drew a polarising response and in a recent interview, Pattinson revealed that he expected the negative reaction and is not really surprised by it.

On the vitriolic reaction to being cast as Batman, the 33-year-old actor confessed to New York Times, "Maybe I’m just used to abuse by now. At least I didn’t get death threats this time — that’s a plus! It’s funny that people are so very angry about Twilight. I never particularly understood it." When Robert was first cast for Twilight (2008), many questioned the choice wondering if the actor could pull off the sparkling vampire, Edward Cullen. Not only did The Lighthouse star pull off Edward, but he also became a worldwide sensation.

Furthermore, when asked about the men who resent actors like him for starring in films like Twilight, which is made for women, Pattinson stated, "They need to think about why they feel that way. Maybe it’s time for a deep soul-search: 'Why do you fear what you don’t understand?,'" and added, "But yeah, it’s very strange. All the stuff with Twilight was strange. I used to walk down the street with no one recognizing me, and then that changed for four years."

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The Batman is slated to release on June 25, 2021.


Anonymous : Robert Pattinson was an amazing “Edward” and I believe he is going to be an amazing Batman!
REPLY 1 1 year ago