Robert Pattinson should have his batman wings clipped. He called into question the caped crusader’s superhero status in a new interview, but only showed he doesn’t have a clue.
Pattinson, who gained international fame for his role in “Twilight,” appeared on NBC’s Today show this morning where he questioned Batman’s bonafides.
“It’s weird, I always balk at it. I’m like, ‘It doesn’t count, you need to have magical powers to be a superhero,'” he told Today’s Willie Giest.
Someone should clue in the British actor. A superhero is defined by doing super deeds, not by having super powers.
Batman’s superpower is his intellect. Of course, he has tons of money, too, to pay for all his expensive gadgets.
And Batman isn’t the only superhero with no superpowers. Captain America and Iron Man to name a few have no innate superpowers like, say, Superman. They both rely on technology.
And as the brilliant Willie noted, Batman does have a cape, not to mention a costume and a Batmobile.
“Yeah, the cape is there. I give you that one,” Pattinson replied.
The 33-year-old actor will play the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie “The Batman.” Like other recent portrayals, he thinks Batman is a dark character.
He said his portrayal of the character will have a dark side, describing Batman as a “complicated character” and “not the golden boy.”
He added: “Batman’s not a hero. 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.
“His morality is a little bit off. He’s not the golden boy, unlike almost every other comic-book character.”
Since his “Twilight” days, Pattinson has focused on working in indie films with noted directors. Many of his roles have been secondary, and his characters have been eccentric.
His role as Batman marks his return to a blockbuster franchise film. Ironically, former Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart, also returned to a franchise film, “Charlies Angels.”
Let’s hope Pattinson’s film tops the critical reception Stewart received for her film. It was roundly panned by critics.
Meanwhile, Pattinson also said he doesn’t want DC Comics fans to hound him, as they did when he starred as vampire Edward Cullen in ‘Twilight’ because he is “boring and old.”
“There’s a part of me that just thinks it’s impossible to be what happened with ‘Twilight’ because it was so sudden. I’m hoping it won’t be people hanging out outside my place. I just think I’m kind of boring and old now.”
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