The Dark Knight's Christopher Nolan Admits That Robert Pattinson Didn't Ask for Batman Advice

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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Matt Reeves' The Batman was a major part of the discussion among fans after last weekend's DC FanDome. The film's panel capped off the eight-hour super-show by revealing interesting tidbits about the story and the debut of the much-anticipated trailer.

From that point on, fans have been hard at work dissecting every detail that was revealed while also praising Robert Pattinson's iteration of the iconic DC hero. The Batman will offer a more grounded take on the Dark Knight by focusing on the detective element of the character. The trailer showed glimpses of that approach, and more will be revealed as soon as production resumes next month.

Playing a popular figure like Batman is a massive undertaking for any actor, and Pattinson seems to know the sacrifices and risk that come along with it. The actor previously shared his inspiration for the role while also revealing his rigorous training regimen.

In the midst of all of this, Pattinson was working on Tenet with the director who helmed the previous Batman trilogy, Christopher Nolan. The actor recently admitted that he was "very secretive" about the whole Batman endeavor to Nolan. Now, the director has shared his side of the story in a latest interview. 


While speaking with CNA, as reported by Slash FilmTenet and The Dark Knight trilogy director Christopher Nolan shared that Robert Pattinson did not ask for "any advice" from him about playing the Caped Crusader. Nolan revealed that they "kept a respectful silence around the issue" while also expressing his excitement for Pattinson's take on the character: 

“He certainly did not ask me for any advice. We kept a respectful silence around the issue until very near the end of the shoot. We said a couple of things and made a couple of jokes. We did have a little bit of a conversation about the various aspects of what he was going to be putting himself through. But I was thrilled that he was cast, and I think he’ll do an amazing job. I’m really excited to see what he does with that character.”


Nolan's excitement surrounding Pattinson's iteration of the Batman is reassuring in many ways, especially considering the comment came from a director who handled one of the best superhero trilogies of all time in the form of The Dark Knight trilogy. If anything, this should indicate that Pattinson received an unofficial blessing of sorts from the director who redefined the Batman persona in numerous ways. 

Nolan and Pattinson worked extensively with one another while filming Tenet, and it seems that some of the time spent was devoted to talking about The Batman. The idea of Nolan giving knowledge of playing the character should help Pattinson be more familiar with the lore. 

The Batman is shaping up to be an exciting and different movie for the DCEU, and Pattinson is a key factor to make it all happen. Thankfully, Pattinson's brief but impactful performance during the film's trailer should serve as enough evidence that things are looking up for The Batman

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