The actor, who will be next in a long line to face the iconic comic book hero on the big screen after Ben affleck portrait in "Justice League, "Talked to Willie Geist on the" Sunday Sitdown "segment on" Today ". In a free discussion about his immense fame after the "Twilight" franchise, the conversation turned to Batman. That's when Pattinson got into rough waters.
"Batman is not a superhero!" he corrected geist.
He continued: "It's weird, I always get excited about it. It doesn't count. You need to have magical powers or something.
Robert Pattinson is officially scheduled to star in the crusader captain in "The Batman," according to various reports.
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For those still scratching their heads about what the 33-year-old celebrity is talking about, many have debated over the years whether Caped Crusader falls under the "super" part of the "superhero" category. Yes, he wears a costume and hits bad guys, but as fans of fiery comics will surely notice, he has no power. Bruce Wayne is just a rich, tough guy who uses his big brain and bigger muscles to compete in the same league as definitive superheroes like Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern.
Pattinson has remained silent about the role since it was revealed that Warner Bros. was eyeing him to be the next Bruce Wayne in the movie "The Batman" by director Matt Reeves. However, given that he finds the very specific terminology of "superhero" annoying, it can be assumed that he is doing his homework for the part before its expected release in 2021.
The actor didn't say much more about the role, besides noting that he desperately hopes he won't bring it to the same level of fame that "Twilight" did before making his final turn in 2012.
"I mean, there's a part of me that finds it impossible to be … what happened to 'Twilight'," he explained. “Because it was so sudden. And now I kind of … hope it's not people leaving my place. I just think I'm kind of boring and old now. "