There isn’t much longer for fans to wait before The Batman is released, and excitement for the upcoming film is almost tangible. Since the movie’s announcement and, undoubtedly, since Robert Pattinson was revealed as its star, things have actually been that way for almost three years.
It makes sense that way. Fans are anticipating a new interpretation of the character, therefore for better or worse, even the smallest piece of information is latched onto because they don’t really know what to expect.
That’s what happened back in May 2020 when Pattinson stated that he was using a completely different method than his predecessors Christian Bale and Ben Affleck, who trained in Wing Chun Kung Fu and adopted “chaos training” to play the Caped Crusader.
In an interview with GQ, Pattinson stated, “I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem.” “You created a standard. In the 1970s, nobody was engaging in this. Even James Dean wasn’t particularly fit.”
Pattinson said in the same interview that he had been given a Bosu ball and some weights to use for exercise, but that he had been “barely doing anything” with it.
But, Pattison has now apologized for his prior remarks and reassured fans that his Batman will be just as tough and brutal as the other Dark Knights who have come before him in an interview with MovieMaker.
About his workout “joke,” Pattinson remarked, “It really came back to haunt me.” “I just believe that discussing your workout routine is quite uncomfortable. It seems like an English thing to me. Unless you are in absolutely amazing form, in which case people are genuinely inquisitive and ask, “How have you reached, like, physical perfection?,” or something like.
Since you’re playing Batman, Pattinson advised, “you need to exercise.” I believe I conducted the interview in England while I was also under lockdown. I was exercising at a lesser intensity.
Pattinson has been working out seriously, including training with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Rigan Machado, as opposed to not working out at all.
When The Batman premieres in theaters around the country on March 4, you’ll know whether all your efforts were worthwhile.