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.
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.