Robert Pattinson Had No Idea That Batman Is “World’s Greatest Detective”

Matt Reeves’ highly-anticipated DC movie The Batman is less than a month away. While fans are gearing up for another superhero wild ride in front of the big screen at the nearest theater, the cast and crew of the movie are busy promoting the film.

After plans for the so-called Batfleck movies with Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader were scrapped, Matt Reeves reshaped the movie into another reboot and Robert Pattinson was cast in the titular role. Although Reeves said the movie will have its focus on Batman’s detective abilities, Pattinson now admitted that he actually never knew being a detective is one of Batman’s most known characteristics. Check the full quote below:

It was what Matt was saying from the first meeting I had with him: ‘I want to do a ’70s noir detective story, like The Conversation.’ And I kind of assumed that meant the mood board or something, the look of it. But from the first shot, it’s, Oh, this actually is a detective story. And I feel like an idiot, because I didn’t even know that Batman was ‘the world’s greatest detective’; I hadn’t heard that in my life before—but it really plays. Just ’cause there’s a lot of stuff where he’s in amongst the cops. Normally, when you see Batman he arrives and beats people up. But he’s having conversations, and there are emotional scenes between them, which I don’t think have been in any of the other movies.” — Robert Pattinson for GQ

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Not knowing that Batman is a detective is actually pretty bizarre for an actor who plays such an iconic character on the big screen. Still, Pattinson never hid his excitement for playing the Dark Knight. Considering that two sequels are already planned, we will probably watch Pattinson wearing a cowl and a cape for a long time to come.

During his second year of fighting crime, Batman pursues the Riddler, a serial killer who targets elite Gotham City citizens. He uncovers corruption that connects to his own family during the investigation, and is forced to make new allies to catch the Riddler and bring the corrupt to justice.” — The Batman, official synopsis

Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman is starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell.

The Batman is set to be released worldwide on March 4, 2022.