Robert Pattinson afraid of getting injured while filming The Batman

Robert Pattinson is afraid of getting injured while playing the iconic superhero in The Batman.The British actor was cast as DC Comics’ Caped Crusader last summer, and he told Vanity Fair that since then, he’s been overhauling his fitness regime in a…

Robert Pattinson is afraid of getting injured while playing the iconic superhero in The Batman.

The British actor was cast as DC Comics’ Caped Crusader last summer, and he told Vanity Fair that since then, he’s been overhauling his fitness regime in an effort to keep in the best shape possible.

“I’m doing Batman next year, and really it’s such a physical part that, more than anything, I’m afraid of getting injured, so I kind of need to be consistent with the working out. I have a trainer, who I really love, in London,” he shared, adding that he needs someone to watch over him to makes sure he does the workouts properly.

“If someone’s not watching over you, it’s so easy to work out in a really undisciplined way. I’ve given myself crazy tennis elbow just from being idiotic when you’re trying to lift too-heavy weights,” The Lighthouse star joked.

Pattinson is a big fan of easy exercises, and said that a quick workout in his hotel room can have the same results as a full gym session.

“I think simple stuff works the best. If you’re in hotel rooms all the time, planking is such an incredible thing to do. It’s really meditative as well. You don’t have to think about. It’s difficult to do it wrong, and the results are pretty incredible,” he explained.

However, he confessed that it takes him a while to get the motivation to start exercise, and likes to double down on his efforts closer to the beginning of filming.

“I think I have a similar thing to most people where I’ll dread working out,” he stated. “But in general, just before a job, it’s almost always a question of leaning down really quickly. So I’ll wait till the last possible minute, and then do (an) extreme lean-down in two weeks.”

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Matt Reeves shares first look at Robert Pattinson in The Batman

Matt Reeves has shared the first look at Robert Pattinson as the titular crime-fighting superhero in The Batman.News that the 33-year-old had landed the coveted role of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie broke last year, and now, Reeves has tease…

Matt Reeves has shared the first look at Robert Pattinson as the titular crime-fighting superhero in The Batman.

News that the 33-year-old had landed the coveted role of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie broke last year, and now, Reeves has teased fans with brooding camera test footage from the set of the blockbuster.

The 55-second clip sees a moody Pattinson in the iconic black costume, with the sounds of Michael Giacchino’s piano-driven score playing in the background, which is saturated with red lighting.

The British star looks into the camera in the final few seconds, with his face covered by the black bat mask.

“#TheBatman #CameraTest,” Reeves simply captioned the clip on Twitter on Thursday, while Giacchino told his followers: “Yes folks that’s my music in the video Matt just sent out. Enjoy!!”

The star-studded cast of The Batman also includes Zoe Kravitz, who is set to play Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.

And she was full of praise for Pattinson and his take on the iconic DC Comics character in a recent interview with Variety.

“He’s just a delightful person and such a wonderful, thoughtful actor,” she told the publication. “I think he’s perfect for the role and it’s going to be such an adventure. I’m excited to have him as my partner in crime and to be there to support each other, because it’s intense.

“It’s going to be a long shoot and there’s a lot of pressure, and I know he has my back and I have his.”

The Batman, also starring Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, John Turturro, and Peter Sarsgaard, is scheduled to hit cinemas in June 2021.

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Robert Pattinson wants to help independent filmmakers

Robert Pattinson wants to use his star power to help independent filmmakers get their movies into cinemas.After his breakthrough role in Twilight, the British actor took an unexpected career path and went down the indie route, going for challenging exp…

Robert Pattinson wants to use his star power to help independent filmmakers get their movies into cinemas.

After his breakthrough role in Twilight, the British actor took an unexpected career path and went down the indie route, going for challenging experimental films that possibly wouldn’t have received the funding to get made without his involvement.

Speaking with the BBC, Pattinson admitted he gravitates towards characters and parts that are “a bit perverse and a bit crazy” and wants to use his name to keep independent movies in cinemas.

“I definitely am on the side of trying to get independent movies into theatres and getting somebody to see them,” he said. “I think if every single obscure filmmaker was just completely drowned out by conglomerates then that would be an awful thing.”

Pattinson, whose recent films include Good Time, High Life and The Lighthouse, explained that he picks challenging films that he would like to watch himself.

“When I first started getting into film, the movies that I’d be buying DVDs of would be slightly obscure things from Cannes or whatever,” the 33-year-old continued. “And I just think… I don’t want to feel like someone’s trying to entertain me. It’s like if you go to a party and there’s someone there who’s just trying to entertain everybody. You might have a chuckle at them, but you know they’re really just a throwaway, pointless person with no depth… But if someone’s very much themselves and has an intriguing, independent point of view, then they are an interesting person to converse with. I just look at movies the same way.”

The Harry Potter star, who has started production on The Batman, in which he’ll star as the Caped Crusader, added that he is aware his career could end at any moment and he would hate to finish on a film that he took simply to elevate his box office status.

“I always think that whatever movie you’re doing, there’s a potential that it’s the last movie you’re ever going to get, and so I don’t want to end my career on a ‘transitional’ movie,” he stated.

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Colin Farrell regrets hair dye disaster

Colin Farrell recently had to call a friend for help after he used an at-home dye kit on his locks.Earlier this month, the actor decided to drastically change his look to celebrate the end of filming BBC series The North Water. Colin had been in the No…

Colin Farrell recently had to call a friend for help after he used an at-home dye kit on his locks.

Earlier this month, the actor decided to drastically change his look to celebrate the end of filming BBC series The North Water.

Colin had been in the North Pole on the set of the four-part drama, alongside co-stars Stephen Graham and Jack O’Connell, and wanted to overhaul his look after playing the brutish character of Henry Drax when he returned home to Los Angeles. However, he hated the finished result.

“The job I finished close to the North Pole was fairly intense, so at the end of films, I like to do something that might be something as simple as paint a nail black or get a haircut… or shower,” he told Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her show on Wednesday. “I decided to dye my hair… so I went to (drug store) Rite Aid and spent about $80 on L’Oreal’s finest.

“It went f**ked up. It went bad… It went purple, and then it went p**s yellow, and then it went… foxy silver-grey.”

Colin later admitted he panicked because he didn’t want to show up on the set of his next project, Matt Reeves’s comic book thriller The Batman, in which he plays Penguin/ Oswald Cobblepot, with grey hair.

“I had somebody come by and fix it, a friend,” the 43-year-old added. “It was misguided but it was something to kill a few hours.”

The Irish star will appear opposite Robert Pattinson’s Batman and Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman in the film, which is due to begin shooting next month. The Batman is slated for release in June 2021.

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Zoe Kravitz inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s portrayal of Catwoman

Zoe Kravitz is a big fan of Michelle Pfeiffer’s portrayal of Catwoman.Last year, it was announced that the Big Little Lies actress would be starring opposite Robert Pattinson’s crime-fighting Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’s upcoming flick The Batman. A…

Zoe Kravitz is a big fan of Michelle Pfeiffer’s portrayal of Catwoman.

Last year, it was announced that the Big Little Lies actress would be starring opposite Robert Pattinson’s crime-fighting Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’s upcoming flick The Batman.

And speaking to reporters at the recent Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour, Zoe opened up on what attracted her to the role and divulged that she had always loved Michelle’s debut as Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns in 1992.

“I think Catwoman is an iconic character,” she explained. “I was never into a lot of comic books, but that world was always really intriguing to me. And then, of course, Michelle Pfeiffer – her performance has always been super inspiring to me. It just felt iconic.”

Zoe went on to discuss the complex character, who has also been played by Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway, and said she was excited to explore the “strong femininity” of the comic book criminal.

“I think Catwoman/Selina Kyle represents really strong femininity, and I’m excited to dive into that,” the 31-year-old stated. “I think femininity represents power, and I think it’s a different kind of power than masculine power. That’s something that’s really interesting about Batman and Catwoman.

“I think Batman represents a very kind of masculine power, and Catwoman represents very feminine power – slightly more complicated, and softer, too. I like the idea that you can be soft, you can be gentle and still be very powerful and still be very dangerous.”

The Batman, also starring Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, and Jeffrey Wright, is due for release in June 2021.

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Josh Hartnett denies turning down Batman and Spider-Man roles

Josh Hartnett has denied turning down parts in three major superhero movies.In recent years, various publications have reported that the Pearl Harbor actor had skipped on opportunities to play Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman in different projects. Ho…

Josh Hartnett has denied turning down parts in three major superhero movies.

In recent years, various publications have reported that the Pearl Harbor actor had skipped on opportunities to play Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman in different projects.

However, Josh has now insisted those claims weren’t entirely accurate.

“I didn’t turn down Spider-Man. I don’t know where that came from. I’d only turned down Superman as a straight-up offer,” he told Variety in a new interview. “But I was, at that time of my career, where a lot of people were asking me to do those types of movies.

“I was having meetings with those directors and people were saying: ‘Would you be interested?’ I talked to them about what they were doing, and I ultimately decided I wasn’t, but that was a very privileged place for a young man to be in. I’m a little bit outside of the box and had the leverage to do that, and that’s the direction I chose.”

Back in 2015, Josh told a reporter at Playboy magazine he was offered the role of Batman but “decided it wasn’t for me”. Yet, in his most recent chat, the star backtracked on that comment and insisted the role “wasn’t an audition or an offer”.

“It was a conversation with the director (Christopher Nolan),” the 41-year-old explained. “I think there’s a lot of misinformation out there. When you say one thing one time about it, and now it gets blown up. But I don’t really care to tell that story over and over again.”

Christian Bale was eventually cast as Batman in Nolan’s trilogy, and the character has since been played by Ben Affleck, while Robert Pattinson will make his debut as the Caped Crusader in the upcoming DC Comics flick, The Batman.

Henry Cavill is the current Superman, while Tom Holland currently has the part of Spider-Man.

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Zoe Kravitz shows off new pixie cut hairstyle

Zoe Kravitz has taken to social media to show off a brand-new hairstyle.The Big Little Lies actress often switches up her hairstyles, experimenting with everything from short crops to platinum blonde tresses. Lately, Zoe has been rocking long brunette …

Zoe Kravitz has taken to social media to show off a brand-new hairstyle.

The Big Little Lies actress often switches up her hairstyles, experimenting with everything from short crops to platinum blonde tresses. Lately, Zoe has been rocking long brunette braids, but on Tuesday, she uploaded a photo on Instagram showing her posing with her fresh pixie cut.

“Hair,” she captioned the snap, adding the scissors emoji.

Zoe didn’t add any further details, though it is likely her transformation is for her upcoming role as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Matt Reeves’s The Batman, also featuring Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, and Andy Serkis. Production is expected to begin shortly, with the film slated for release in June 2021.

Zoe’s post quickly caught the attention of her celebrity followers, with Charlize Theron writing, “So, so pretty,” Abbie Cornish noting, “Looks so good,” and Emily Ratajkowski simply adding, “Yes” with a heart eye emoji.

Models Carolyn Murphy and Naomi Campbell posted emojis too, as did Zoe’s stepfather, actor Jason Momoa.

The 30-year-old tagged her go-to hairstylist Nikki Nelms in her Instagram photo, with the hair guru writing “Baby boo” in the comments section.

Previously, Nikki shared in an interview with Refinery29 that her celebrity client is pretty much fearless when it comes to trying out new looks.

“It also helps that she’s super open to change and not that attached to anything,” she stated. “She’s open to length or cutting it, open to darkening or bleaching. When you’re open, you can experience more. Once you figure out what you love about your hair, you can do the same thing. And it doesn’t hurt to be as beautiful as Zoe is, either.”

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John Turturro to play crime boss in The Batman

John Turturro is to play crime boss Carmine Falcone in The Batman.The latest standalone film about the iconic DC Comics character already stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Andy Serkis as Al…

John Turturro is to play crime boss Carmine Falcone in The Batman.

The latest standalone film about the iconic DC Comics character already stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Jim Gordon, while Colin Farrell is rumoured to be playing the Penguin.

Director Matt Reeves announced that The Night Of actor was joining the cast by making reference to Turturro’s performance in 1998 classic, The Big Lebowski, on Twitter.

“(Batman) I said,” Reeves tweeted, alongside a GIF of the actor as bowling ace Jesus Quintana saying, “You said it, man.”

Nicknamed The Roman in the DC Comics, Falcone is a crime boss who is an enemy of Batman’s, but a friend of his alter ego, Bruce Wayne.

In one comic, called The Long Halloween, Carmine Falcone’s father brings his injured son to Thomas Wayne’s mansion to be treated up after being shot, and fans have speculated that Reeves is following that particular story for his take on Gotham City’s crime-fighting superhero.

Oscar-nominated British actor Tom Wilkinson played Carmine Falcone in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins back in 2005.

Reeves wrote the script with Mattson Tomlin, and has regular collaborator Michael Giacchino composing the score, as well as Greig Fraser serving as cinematographer.

Filming is due to begin in spring 2020 in London at Leavesden Studios, and is set to be released in June 2021.

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Colin Farrell in talks to play Penguin in The Batman – report

Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis are reportedly in talks for key roles in Matt Reeves’s upcoming superhero movie The Batman.Farrell has been tapped to play villain Oswald Cobblepot and his sewer-dwelling alter-ego the Penguin, while Serkis is being eyed t…

Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis are reportedly in talks for key roles in Matt Reeves’s upcoming superhero movie The Batman.

Farrell has been tapped to play villain Oswald Cobblepot and his sewer-dwelling alter-ego the Penguin, while Serkis is being eyed to portray Bruce Wayne’s long-suffering butler Alfred Pennyworth, according to editors at Deadline.

If the 55-year-old joins The Batman, it will mark a reunion with Reeves, who directed him in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014, and its 2017 sequel, War for the Planet of the Apes.

Pennyworth has most recently been played onscreen by Michael Caine in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy opposite Christian Bale as the crime-fighting superhero, and Jeremy Irons in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League with Ben Affleck as Batman.

The Penguin was originally played by Danny DeVito in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns in 1992, with Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader in the classic comic book movie.

The potential casting news emerges shortly after it was rumoured Matthew McConaughey might be in the running to portray Gotham City’s District Attorney, Harvey Dent, who subsequently becomes Batman’s adversary, Two-Face.

Robert Pattinson is set to lead the cast as the new Batman, with Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Jeffrey Wright as Police Commissioner Jim Gordon.

Jonah Hill was previously in talks to play the Riddler, but reportedly dropped out of the project after negotiations fell through with executives at Warner Bros.

The Batman is slated for release in June 2021.

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Robert Pattinson doesn’t see Batman as a hero

Robert Pattinson has insisted he won’t be playing Batman as a hero.The Twilight actor was confirmed to star as Gotham City’s Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’s The Batman back in June, and his co-stars have been coming together in recent weeks, with Zoe K…

Robert Pattinson has insisted he won’t be playing Batman as a hero.

The Twilight actor was confirmed to star as Gotham City’s Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’s The Batman back in June, and his co-stars have been coming together in recent weeks, with Zoe Kravitz confirmed to portray Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright and Paul Dano set to play Commissioner Gordon and the Riddler, respectively.

During an interview with The New York Times, the reporter stated, “You were saying earlier that we should be sceptical of any actor who wants to play the hero, and yet here you are playing Batman,” and Pattinson replied that he doesn’t consider the iconic comic book character to be one.

“Batman’s not a hero, though. He’s a complicated character. I don’t think I could ever play a real hero – there’s always got to be something a little bit wrong. I think it’s because one of my eyes is smaller than the other one,” he said.

He explained that he was drawn to the film because he’s a fan of Reeves and considers Batman to be a “dope” character.

“His morality is a little bit off. He’s not the golden boy, unlike almost every other comic-book character. There is a simplicity to his worldview, but where it sits is strange, which allows you to have more scope with the character,” the 33-year-old shared.

Pattinson also noted that fans should take any comments he makes about Batman with a pinch of salt because he has “said so many ridiculous things over the years” and sometimes wonders afterwards where the “screaming nonsense” came from.

The actor’s casting received a mixed reaction online but he was expecting much worse, particularly after his experience with Twilight.

“Maybe I’m just used to abuse by now. At least I didn’t get death threats this time – that’s a plus! It’s funny that people are so very angry about Twilight. I never particularly understood it,” he added.

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