In the world of superhero movies, fitness is absolutely everything. Over the last few decades of Hollywood history, some of the biggest names in the genre have detailed how much physical work is required to perform in the action films and do justice to the characters that grace the pages of the mot popular comic books.
Just in recent memory, studios like Marvel have both pursued actors that already have incredible fitness and athletic skills like Tom Holland (Spider-Man) while also allowing time for other actors like Chris Pratt (Star Lord) to achieve the same incredible physical build. The DC Extended Universe is currently working on multiple new projects that will introduce new big-name actors to the franchise, and one of these actors recently shed some light on his own process to grow into his new role as a superhero.
In a new post on Twitter, DCEU star Robert Pattinson shared part of his interview with "Healthy For Men" Magazine where he detailed his workout and training regimen to play Bruce Wayne in The Batman. Along with running 5-10 kilometers per day three to four times a week and cutting back on alcohol and processed meat, he gave these details on his physical workouts:
GYM - Getting abs, fast, has involved a regular five-minute cardio workout, then a circuit of bicycle crunches, dumbbell side bends, double crunches, and a superman - with three sets of 25 reps per move.
RUNNING - Pattinson will run 5-10km, three of four times per week
OUTDOORS - As well as hitting the gym, Pattinson has been doing military-style sandbag routines on the beach. He's also boxing and has always been an advocate of long walks as a way of loosening up and freeing the mind.
DIET - The actor has cut down on alcohol and has stripped back on processed meat and fried foods as a way of accelerating his physical transformation.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Even though Robert Pattinson previously commented that he wouldn't be working out during the worldwide quarantine, he is clearly dedicated to making sure he does Bruce Wayne justice now that filming is close to restarting. This will be the most physically demanding role that Pattinson has tackled in his nearly two decades in movies after gaining worldwide fame from franchises like Twilight and Harry Potter. This is also his first venture into the superhero genre, and he appears to be embracing the pressure and expectations that come with starring as one of the most popular superheroes of all time.
The Batman is hoping to restart filming and production in the near future as other projects look to do the same over the next few weeks. The new DCEU film is set to release in theaters on October 1, 2021.