Robert Pattinson found out he was ‘Batman’ on the first day of ‘Tenet’

Gregory Wakeman
Robert Pattinson on being cast as Batman (Image by Warner Bros)

Robert Pattinson discovered that he was the new Batman on the very first day of production on Tenet.

The Lighthouse actor was recently asked by Total Film, via Games Radar, where he was when he found out that Matt Reeves had cast him as the superhero.

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"The morning of the first day,” admitted Pattinson. “It was kind of insane. It was a very, very intense weekend. That was a crazy way to start Chris’ film. [laughs] I think I was doing the screen test, as well, on the Saturday before I started."

This was probably all the more startling for Pattinson because, as most movie fans are already well aware, Nolan became one of the most popular directors in cinema because of his work on The Dark Knight trilogy. 

Pattinson was actually a little grateful for the break in filming (Image by Warner Bros)

Unfortunately for Pattinson he hasn’t had much time to get used to the cape and Batmobile, as production was recently stopped on the blockbuster because of the Coronavirus. But it seems like Pattinson is actually grateful for the break, though.

“We’d really gotten into a really good rhythm as well, so it’s kind of strange to be pausing. But, again, it’s a hard movie. I mean, obviously it’s Batman, so it’s kind of nice. I basically went straight from Chris [Nolan’s] movie into that. And, yeah, I was feeling a little bit loopy anyway.” 

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“So having some time off is not the worst thing in the world. But hopefully it’ll be sooner rather than later that everything is hopefully in a better place."

The Batman is now scheduled to be released on October 1, 2021, because of the Coronavirus, while Nolan is still vying for Tenet to hit cinemas on July 17.