Robert Pattinson Opens Up About Batman’s “No Killing” Rule

Batman is one of the best-known fictional characters of all time. Ever since Bob Kane and Bill Finger created the character back in 1939, the character became one of the biggest symbols of justice. And even though all the supervillains he encountered in his long history never really played by any rules, every fan of Caped Crusader knows that Batman has that one special rule — Batman does NOT kill!

Yeah, we know, you heard that like a zillion times. Of course, did Batman always strictly follow that rule? Hmmm not quite. Still, Christopher Nolan strictly focused on Batman’s no-killing rule in his The Dark Knight trilogy where Christian Bale played Batman, and it seems like Matt Reeves might follow the same example.

Robert Pattinson will play the titular character in Matt Reeves’ upcoming movie The Batman, which is the newest reboot of the Batman franchise. Reeves promised us a very dark movie that will walk on the thin line between a superhero movie and a horror movie, but Batman’s question of morality and cautiousness for human life will still maintain. Robert Pattinson now also opened up about that eternal question: Should Batman allow himself to intentionally take human life?

“There is this rule with Batman: he must not kill. It can be interpreted in two ways. Either he only wants to inflict the appropriate punishment, or he wants to kill and his self-control prevents him from doing so.” — Robert Pattinson for Premiere

The Batman is set to open in theaters on March 4. Directed by Matt Reeves, the movie is also starring Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, and Paul Dano, who will play the movie’s main villain — The Riddler.

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