The Batman‘s Robert Pattinson believes that his titular character does not fall under that category of being a superhero.
In many recent interviews, Pattinson has been asked about the upcoming film, and he’s making it clear that Batman is not a superhero. In a new interview with Today, the actor corrected the interviewer who asked, “That came to you and you thought what? You wanted to be a superhero?”
“Batman’s not a superhero,” Pattinson replied. “It doesn’t count. You need to have like magical powers to be a superhero.”
However, when show host Willie Geist brought up the fact that Batman has a cape, Pattinson conceded that that might give him some claim to the title of superhero.
“The cape. I will give you that one.”
This is not the first time Pattison has commented on Batman’s status as a hero. Previously, the Twilight star stated that Batman’s complexity makes him ineligible for the title of “hero.”Directed and co-written by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro and Jayme Lawson. The film opens on June 25, 2021.