ROBERT PATTINSON Was "F*cking Furious" Over Leaked Batman Casting Reports

Brianne Constantino

Posted at September 04, 2019

Robert Pattinson's casting as the next Batman still has the entire geek and comic book community torn.



Robert Pattinson couldn’t stop Googling himself. In mid-May, the 33-year-old actor found himself obsessively refreshing his phone on a flight from Los Angeles to the south of France. He was headed to the #CannesFilmFestival for the world premiere of his new movie, #TheLighthouse (co-starring Willem Dafoe), just days before he was set to start shooting the next Christopher Nolan film, #Tenet. But someone had tipped off the press about another top-secret project, one the entire world was now reporting on: Pattinson had been cast as the next Batman.⁠ ⁠ In this week's Variety cover story, R-Patz talks becoming #Batman and why #TheLighthouse is just weird enough. Link in bio. (📸: @matthewbrookesphoto)

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Now in his interview with Variety, the Twilight star finally broke his silence about landing the role and the fan backlash that came with it.

Robert said he was "f*cking furious" when premature reports first surfaced as he felt it could've affected his chances of actually snagging the coveted role. "When that thing leaked, I was f*cking furious. Everyone was so upset. Everyone was panicking from my team. I sort of thought that had blown up the whole thing."

"It was terrifying. I was like, ‘Oh fuck. Does that screw me because they are so intent on secrecy?" he added.


This is for everyone who wore their Team Edward shirts publicly and with pride. (📸: @matthewbrookesphoto)

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Despite the mixed reception, the producers of the film including director Matt Reeves are confident #Battinson will give the role "justice" (no pun intended). The Batman is expected to start production soon.

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