Robert Pattinson admits his 'relief' at The Batman's release

Robert Pattinson admits he was ‘looking for an exit strategy’ from The Batman – after breaking his wrist on-set, battling with loneliness and ‘falling out with director Matt Reeves when he was forced to reshoot a scene over 50 times’

  • The Twilight star has revealed his relief at being able to put The Batman behind him – following a gruelling three year shoot costing a whopping £100 million
  • He added that the picture ‘was one of the hardest things I’ve done in my life’
  • A source said of the director: ‘Matt will insist on doing scenes over and over again and get bogged down in the tiny details. Some­times it’s like he doesn’t know when to stop’  
  • Robert refused to keep in shape while taking six months out due to lockdown restrictions, according to reports 
  • He battled with loneliness while living in a tent around the country and had his take on Batman’s voice overruled after the first two weeks of filming
  • With studio bosses planning for a trilogy in Robert’s installment, it has been claimed that a sequel may not be so certain

Robert Pattinson has revealed his relief at being able to put The Batman behind him – following a gruelling three year shoot costing a whopping £100 million and a reported fallout with the blockbuster’s perfectionist director, Matt Reeves.

He also confessed that he was the type who would be ‘looking for the exit strategy before you’ve even started’ something, adding that the picture ‘was one of the hardest things I’ve done in my life’. 

Not only did the actor, 35, break his wrist while performing a stunt early in the production process, he was allegedly forced to reshoot scenes over 50 times and refused to keep in shape while taking six months out due to lockdown restrictions. 

Phew! Robert Pattinson (pictured in-character) has admitted he was ‘looking for an exit strategy’ from The Batman – after breaking his wrist on-set, battling with loneliness and ‘falling out with director Matt Reeves when he was forced to reshoot a scene over 50 times’

He reportedly caused crew members to become paranoid when he tested positive for Covid upon his return, battled with loneliness while living in a tent around the country and had his take on Batman’s voice overruled after two weeks of filming.

At the superhero film’s London screening at Waterloo’s BFI IMAX on Wednesday, the former Twilight star let out to The Sun: ‘It’s a relief. For (director) Matt Reeves, this is five years. I’ve been kind of working on this for three years.’ 

Originally set for release in 2018, R-Patz is thought to have been paid $3m (£2.24m) to replace Ben Affleck, who had originally signed up to star in the titular role while directing and producing before suffering interferences in his personal life.

Having transformed into the character for Batman v Superman and Justice League, Ben checked into rehab for alcohol addiction in 2018 amid his divorce from his then-wife Jennifer Garner, following a thirteen year marriage.

Stressful: A source said: ‘Matt (right) will insist on doing scenes over and over again and get bogged down in the tiny details. Some­times it’s like he doesn’t know when to stop’ (pictured with Robert)

Matt then cast Zoë Kravitz to play Catwoman, but she was soon left praying he would call ‘cut’ before her co-star’s sweat would fall in her mouth, during exhausting scenes which caused him to sweat profusely.

A source had told the publication: ‘Matt will insist on doing scenes over and over again and get bogged down in the tiny details. Some­times it’s like he doesn’t know when to stop.’

Lenny Kravitz’s daughter stopped going out in fear of catching the virus and admitted she ‘started to cry’ after being fitted into her ‘tight and restrictive’ costume, although found solace in Robert, with Matt claiming the pair ‘really connected’.

In December 2020 and amid The Batman shoot, she filed for divorce from her husband Karl Glusman and it was said Robert had tenderly draped his coat over her shoulders during one shivering shoot.

Talented: Matt then cast Zoë Kravitz (pictured left in-character) to play Catwoman, but she was soon left praying he would call ‘cut’ before her co-star’s sweat would fall in her mouth, during exhausting scenes which caused him to sweat profusely.

It was soon revealed thought that Zoë had begun dating Hollywood heartthrob Channing Tatum while Robert’s relationship with model Suki Waterhouse went from strength to strength.

The MTV Movie Award winner also confessed he was given a slap on the wrist just two weeks into filming after speaking with a whispery voice in his role as Bruce Wayne.

He had been attempting to steer away from the ‘gruff and gravelly’ portrayal by his predecessors, Ben, Christian Bale, George Clooney and Michael Keaton.

Robert went on to claim he felt ‘alone’ while living in a tent between Liverpool, London and Glasgow, which left him disconnected with the outside world. 

Oh dear: Originally set for release in 2018, R-Patz is thought to have been paid $3m (£2.24m) to replace Ben Affleck (pictured in-character), who had originally signed up to star in the titular role while directing and producing before suffering interferences in his personal life

He said: ‘You’re not really allowed out of the studio with the suit on, so I barely knew what was going on at all outside.’ 

Moviegoers excited to see Robert’s The Batman movie in cinemas from March 4 should brace themselves, as it’s set to be the longest film in the franchise ever at nearly three hours long.

The hotly-anticipated comic book film is said to have a running time of two hours and 55 minutes, including eight minutes of credits, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

Ben will reclaim his role in The Flash later this year alongside former Batman star Michael, who will also play the character but in another dimension.

With studio bosses planning for a trilogy in Robert’s installment, The Sun has claimed that a sequel may not be so certain.

Matt Reeves’ representatives have been contacted for comment by MailOnline. 

The forthcoming motion picture features an ensemble cast including Dano as Edward Nashton/The Riddler, Zoë as Catwoman/Selina Kyle and Colin Farrell as The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot.

The movie is set to arrive in theaters March 4. 

Star-studded: The forthcoming motion picture features an ensemble cast (L-R: Dylan Clark, Andy Serkis, Robert, Zoë, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright and Matt pictured on Wednesday)

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