The DC Extended Universe is a unique place, as the cinematic universe has projects both set within and outside of the official canon. While all eyes are currently on Wonder Woman 1984, there are a few highly anticipated blockbusters heading to theaters over the next two years. One of these titles is Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which will feature Robert Pattinson in the title role. But according to a new report, the process is a grueling experience for the Twilight alum.
After starring as ‘Edward Cullen’ and becoming a megastar, Pattinson moved on to a variety of acclaimed indie projects. Tenet and The Batman mark his return to blockbusters, and the limited footage of Reeves’ DC movie showed off his awesome vision for Gotham City. But according to a new report, Pattinson is exhausted. Namely, because Reeves is allegedly a perfectionist who will continue shooting until he gets what’s needed.
This latest report comes from The Sun via CinemaBlend, with The Sun seemingly having a contact from within The Batman‘s production. The story indicates that the filming process has been a difficult one for Pattinson, namely because of how much time he’s had to spend in Batman’s signature superhero suit for Reeves’ countless takes. And after reportedly filming take after take in full superhero regalia, the 34-year-old actor is seemingly left exhausted.
While The Sun’s source wasn’t revealed, it would certainly make sense for Reeves to spend a great time of time and detail in order to achieve his version of Gotham City in The Batman. The Caped Crusader is arguably the most popular superhero of all time, and he’s been adapted for a film a variety of times throughout the years. While Pattinson has some big shoes to fill playing Bruce Wayne, Reeves is the man in charge of the movie as a whole.
It’s possible that the report about The Batman‘s production is simply a rumor, but the cast and crew are no doubt facing a ton of pressure to complete the highly anticipated solo flick. No matter what, somebody wanted us to believe Pattinson is having issues on the set. I guess the final product will help us better understand who that somebody was.