Robert Pattinson will make his debut as Batman in March (Picture: Warner Bros.)
Robert Pattinson has shared an insight into his iteration of Batman, and says the iconic superhero’s persona is like a ‘drug addiction’.
The Twilight actor is preparing to make his debut as Bruce Wayne in the long-awaited Matt Reeves-directed blockbuster, which is set to arrive in March.
In his new interview with GQ, the actor explained: ‘All the other stories say the death of his parents is why Bruce becomes Batman, but I was trying to break that down in what I thought was a real way, instead of trying to rationalize it.
‘He’s created this intricate construction for years and years and years, which has culminated in this Batman persona. But it’s not like a healthy thing that he’s done. Almost like a drug addiction.’
Robert continued: ‘There’s a moment when Alfred asks Bruce what his family would think of him tarnishing the family legacy with his new side hustle. And Bruce says: “This is my family legacy. If I don’t do this, then there’s nothing else for me”.
‘I always read that as not like, “There’s nothing else”, like, “I don’t have a purpose”. But like: “I’m checking out”. And I think that makes it a lot sadder. Like, it’s a sad movie.’
The upcoming movie is set to be the franchise’s longest one yet, coming in at almost three hours.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the highly-anticipated comic book film has a running time of two hours and 55 minutes, including eight minutes of credits. Insiders at Warner Bros. have since confirmed the running time to the publication, making it the longest running solo Batman film so far.
The Batman has been long-awaited, and we were recently treated to another look at this hot DC flick with the release of ‘The Bat and The Cat’ trailer, promising a complex relationship between new, younger caped crusader Pattinson and Catwoman/Selina Kyle Zoë Kravitz.
The rest of the cast includes Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis and Peter Sarsgaard.
The Batman hits cinemas on March 4.
The March issue of British GQ is available via digital download and on newsstands on March 1.
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