The former Dark Knight actor, Christian Bale, has a word or two to share. The former caped crusader and award winning actor was on a tour for his latest movie, ‘Ford v Ferrari’ and he took some time to answer some questions to the press and give about his opinion. Most of these questions revolved around his career and some about the movie, but some, like this one are something about the latest version of the caped crusader. When asked about his advice to Robert Pattinson, who is going to play the character, he had this to say.
Good for him. Just make it his own, don’t listen to the naysayers at all. Think about it, everyone protested when Heath was cast as the Joker. Look at that absolutely brilliant performance he gave. Don’t listen to those guys. Do his own thing. He’s a fascinating actor, he’s a great choice
For someone who has played the role, he clearly has an understanding of what people expect from the character. These are roles that have legions of fans and these fans respond in different ways to any casting or choice that can be made through the media. So with a role as big as a live action Batman version, this is bound to happen. The same sentiment was expressed by Zoe Kravitz talking about her character that will show up alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman in 2021.
Robert Pattinson has received criticism for the role mainly because of past roles he’s played, perhaps his most popular in the Twilight series. A lot of people viewed the franchise as somewhat female heavy as the lead was also female and based on a Young Adult story. However, the 33 year old actor has took on more roles after that which range from The Lighthouse (2019) and Damsel (2017). During this time, Ben Affleck was taking on the mantle and reprising the role of Batman for DC’s elaborate answer to what Marvel was doing at the time.
While this direction was a wise choice by DC it was falling short drastically, which set off the events that led on to Robert being casted as the next caped crusader.
The internet has been flooded with official reveals and set photos of the upcoming blockbuster and it seems for the most part, people are starting to change their sentiment towards the movie and appreciating the change.