By, AMBER H/ MARCH 08, 2022

The Batman’s Matt Reeves felt devastated over Robert Pattinson’s Tenet casting.

Matt Reeves was disappointed when Robert Pattinson signed to star in Tenet. He thought that the actor wouldn’t want to play Batman.

The Batman was released a few days before. The batman movie received “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with an 85% critics score after 353 reviews and a 91% audience score after 5,000+ reviews.

Robert Pattinson plays the titular role in ‘The Batman’. When Matt Reeves find the accurate actor Robert Pattinson to play the role of the dark knight in his movie, he felt devastated over the actor’s casting in Tenet.

The director revealed how afraid he was that Pattinson would turn down The Batman as he’d just been cast in Tenet, the newest feature from The Dark Knight helmer Christopher Nolan. Here is what Matt Reeves shared on ReelBlend Podcast:


I mean, [Nolan] had a high bar to try to clear, to try to come up to, to try to even come close to meeting. I was aware that he was doing Tenet, and I thought that was really cool. In fact, I was a little… Let me tell you how it really affected me. I wrote the story, I wrote this script with Rob in mind. I wanted him to be my Batman. I had no idea if he was going to be Batman, and when it was announced that he was cast by Chris in Tenet, I was devastated.


Matt Reeves continued by saying his fear regarding the availability and the casting of Robert Pattinson in Tenet as:


I was convinced – because he’d been doing all of these art films and he’d been working with all these interesting filmmakers… If he’s going to do a blockbuster, will it be Batman and would he do more than one? When he’s doing a blockbuster with one of the definitive Batman filmmakers, I thought, ‘Okay, so there goes that. He’s not going to want to be Batman.’


Although Matt Reeves was disappointed for several reasons, luckily Pattinson is a huge Batman fan, and everything worked as planned. In addition to Pattinson in the titular role, The Batman stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, and Colin Farrell as Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot.

The Batman is playing in movie theaters everywhere, introducing Pattinson as the newest incarnation of the World’s Greatest Detective which was co-written and directed by Matt Reeves. Stay tuned for all the latest updates on all of DC’s upcoming projects. You can also subscribe to DC Updates’ YouTube channel for more video content in the future!


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