May
13
2020

A PSA: Why somebody might play Batman on the screen.

I dunno, friends: why would a good-looking single dude in his thirties sign up to play an iconic character? One with a proven track record of being franchise-friendly? And for cool five million dollars? Why, it’s a total mystery. Hold on, let’s see what answer GQ got from Robert Pattinson:

GQ: Can I ask why The Batman is something you wanted to do? I can think of a lot of reasons to want to do it. But I can also, frankly, think of a lot of reasons to not want to do it.

Pattinson: What are the reasons not to do it? [laughs]

…He went on to blather a little, but I’m gonna give him points for that answer anyway. Because I, you, and Pattinson all understand something that apparently the interviewer did not: Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman: in that case, always be Batman. I’m amazed that this even has to be pointed out again, honestly.

Moe Lane

PS: Although they really should stop trying to make “THE Batman” happen. There is no need to try to distinguish between Batmen. There can be, as they say, only one.

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8 Comments

  • Gnarledhotep says:

    He’s *A* Batman, not *THE* Batman…

    Ehhh. Sorry. I’ll lay off with the Corner Gas references.

  • acat says:

    I have no problem with thespians seeking work.
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    I have no problem with brit thespians playing USAian parts either.
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    I have an almost uncontrollable urge to punch *this* brit thespian in the face .. thanks to his role in the Twilight fiasco.
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    Mew
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    p.s. For those who need it spelled out .. a miniseries from a terrible series would have been bad enough, but *three* *Hollywood* *movies* ? Epic cultural disaster.

  • 1_rick says:

    Well, I for one look forward to his doughy rendition of Batman (story out today says he’s not working out in preparation for the role) so I can save my money.

    • Luke says:

      Utterly missing the point.
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      Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.
      Hiro used to feel this way, too, but then he ran into RavenBatman. In a way, this was liberating. He no longer has to worry about being the baddest motherfucker in the world. The position is taken.

    • junior says:

      I glanced through an article talking about it. He’s apparently refusing to do more than absolute minimal excercising. I could understand if he didn’t want to turn into an extremely muscular guy for the duration of the movie. But the same article I skimmed also mentioned his female co-star, who’s playing Selina Kyle. She’s excercising during the stay at home order after initially not doing so, and realizing that the Catwoman costume was going to need to be a few sizes bigger if she wasn’t careful.

  • Finrod says:

    As the old saying goes:

    Be the best you that you can be. Unless you can be Batman, then be Batman.

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