Why Robert Pattinson Refuses to Get Ripped to Play Batman

by Jeremy Spirogis
Robert Pattinson at the Go Campaign

Robert Pattinson followers and Batman followers alike have been thrown for a loop when the previous Twilight star joined The Batman. The upcoming movie — written and directed by Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) — will function yet one more restart for the DC Comics superhero. And Pattinson himself has provided tantalizing glimpses into how he’s approaching the character.

“Batman’s not a superhero,” Pattinson mentioned in December 2019. “It’s weird. I always balk at it. I’m like, it doesn’t count. You need to have, like, magical powers to be a superhero.” He’s even defined he doesn’t really feel like he might play a “real hero” and the way he sees Batman as an outsider. Now Pattinson has opened up about his bodily preparation for the position (or lack thereof).

Robert Pattinson at the Go Campaign's 13th Annual Go Gala
Robert Pattinson on the Go Campaign’s 13th Annual Go Gala | Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

‘The Batman’ stopped manufacturing because of the coronavirus pandemic

Warner Bros. has naturally been cagey about particulars on The Batman. Reeves’ movie will reportedly be set throughout Bruce Wayne’s second 12 months of crime-fighting. But that hasn’t been formally confirmed. Fans aren’t even positive if The Batman will share any connection in anyway to the larger DCEU.

But one factor Bat-fans know for positive is that they’ve an extended than anticipated wait forward of them. Due to considerations over the coronavirus pandemic, Warner Bros. halted manufacturing on The Batman in late March 2020. And as a result, the film was pushed from its anticipated June 25, 2021 launch to Oct. 1, 2021.

The delay is a bummer for followers, nevertheless it additionally meant a drastic change for Pattinson himself. After all, most actors who tackle iconic superhero roles discover themselves compelled to endure a bodily transformation. Now the actor finds The Batman on maintain, and he’s taking a really relaxed stance on his exercise routine.

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Robert Pattinson doesn’t consider actors must work out too closely

In a latest interview with GQ, Pattinson lent followers a little bit of perception into his day by day routine. Although his coach inspired him to proceed figuring out on his personal, the actor has a special opinion on whether or not performers must be in god-like form to beat the large display screen.

“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” Pattinson mentioned of his fellow actors. “You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the 1970s. Even James Dean—he wasn’t exactly ripped.”

Pattinson does have a degree. After all, motion stars these days aren’t at the same time as physique-focused as they have been within the 1980s and 1990s, the heyday of stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Besides, Pattinson already carried a whole franchise with out resorting to gratuitous shirtlessness. And The Twilight Saga launched him into superstardom.

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The actor’s co-star is taking the bodily preparation extra critically

As The Batman‘s manufacturing hiatus continues, Pattinson could be neglecting the health club. But a few of his co-stars are staying way more disciplined. According to GQ, Zoë Kravitz — who will star as Catwoman — confessed to Pattinson she had been figuring out 5 days per week to remain in form for filming.

Meanwhile, Pattinson mentioned he spends his time “barely doing anything.” Perhaps the actor has the best concept about how a lot strain actors placed on themselves to work out vigorously. Or perhaps he’ll do a whole about-face when The Batman filming resumes. With Pattinson, followers have discovered at all times to anticipate the sudden. Just in case.

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