Kevin Smith Backs Robert Pattinson as Batman: “I Think He’s a Good Choice”

has one other supporter in his Batman nook and to be frank, it is a fairly large title round these elements. On this week’s Fatman Beyond podcast, fan-favorite filmmaker Kevin Smith admitted he thinks the Twilight alum is a sensible choice to play the Caped Crusader in an upcoming solo film. After Beyond co-host Marc Bernardin talked about an expertise assembly Pattinson, Smith went all in asserting his help for the casting, applauding the actor’s current roles main as much as .

“I like him as an actor and sit up for this film The Lighthouse in a large and unhealthy method,” Smith mentioned on the podcast. “I think he’s a good choice. I know he doesn’t look the part, I guess traditionally speaking because he seems like a lanky kid.”

That’s when Smith took a step again to assessed Pattinson’s newest tasks, revealing he thinks the actor’s time on Twilight may gain advantage the Warner Brothers position than one would possibly suppose. “When you are [Batman] not in swimsuit, you have to f—ing be like ‘I’m tortured’ and he did that in f—ing Twilight for many years and shit. I’m positive he’ll be capable of pull this off in his sleep,” Smith continued.

Speaking of the swimsuit, Pattinson was required to don the long-lasting Batman swimsuit in his final display screen check earlier than being provided the gig. In a profile piece earlier this summer season, he mentioned the suit-wearing display screen check might need been one of many craziest issues he’s executed.

“It’s maybe the craziest thing I’ve ever done in terms of movie stuff,” Pattinson mentioned on the time. “I put it on. I remember saying to Matt, ‘It does feel quite transformative!’ He was like, ‘I would hope it does! You’re literally in the Batsuit.’”

“You do really feel very highly effective instantly,” the actor continued. “And it’s fairly astonishing, one thing that’s extremely troublesome to get into, so the ritual of entering into it’s fairly humiliating. You’ve bought 5 individuals attempting to shove you into one thing. Once you’ve bought it on, it’s like, ‘Yeah, I feel strong, I feel tough, even though I had to have someone squeezing my butt cheeks into the legs.’”

The Batman is predicted to hit theaters June 25, 2021.


Other upcoming DC films embody Joker on October 4th, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020, The Suicide Squad on August 6, 2021, and Aquaman 2on December 16, 2022.

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