Robert Pattinson Reveals What It Was Like To Try The Batsuit On For The First Time

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is set to be the big screen's next Batman, He won the role after a long audition process where he beat out Nicholas Hoult of the X-Men franchise. The final phase of that process was to actually put the two actors in the Batman costume to see how they looked and worked inside it.

In a recent interview Pattinson revealed that, wearing the Batman costume actually really did make him feel like he was a powerful superhero, which was nice, since putting the suit on really didn't make him feel all that impressive. According to Pattinson...

I put it on. I remember saying to Matt, ‘It does feel quite transformative!’ He was like, ‘I would hope it does! You’re literally in the Batsuit.’ You do feel very powerful immediately. And it’s pretty astonishing, something that is incredibly difficult to get into, so the ritual of getting into it is pretty humiliating. You’ve got five people trying to shove you into something. Once you’ve got it on, it’s like, ‘Yeah, I feel strong, I feel tough, even though I had to have someone squeezing my butt cheeks into the legs.’

Robert Pattinson is far from the first person to talk about the difficulty that comes with putting on a superhero costume for a movie. They are usually incredibly tight, so as to look as impressive as possible, but that also usually means getting them on and off can't be done by a single person like a standard piece of wardrobe.

However, while getting the batsuit on may make you feel embarrassed, that feeling doesn't carry over once you have it on. When you're dressed like Batman, you feel like Batman. Robert Pattinson tells Variety putting the suit on was "transformative." I'm assuming he just naturally started speaking in a gravely voice.

Matt Reeves has written and will direct the next big screen Batman movie, currently simply being called The Batman. The director has said that it will focus more on Batman's skills as a detective than previous outings for the character, but beyond that there's little that we know for sure about what the story is which villains Batman will come up against.

We can be sure that once audiences get a look at Robert Pattinson dressed as Batman, there will be some strong opinions on the matter. There was a predictable negative reaction when the actor who once played a teenage vampire was cast in the role. Pattinson says he was actually expecting the reaction to be worse than it was, so, good...I guess?

Seeing him in the suit might win over some of the doubters, or it might cause people to double down on the negative reactions. The truth won't really be known until we see the movie itself, and that won't happen until the summer of 2021.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.