The Batman’s Jeffrey Wright Teases Wild Robert Pattinson Performance

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It’s no secret that the comic book genre has been dominating TV and film for the past decade. One of the most highly anticipated projects coming down the line is Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which is set outside of the main DCEU timeline. Jeffrey Wright will co-star as James Gordon, and he recently teased an absolutely wild performance from Robert Pattinson.

Robert Pattinson has some big shoes to fill for The Batman, taking on the mantle from previous Bruce Wayne actors like Ben Affleck. The limited footage from Matt Reeves’ movie have shown the director’s unique vision, and moviegoers are eager to see all that Pattinson has to offer as Bruce Wayne. Now Jeffrey Wright has teased what he’ll bring to the table, saying:

I loved the dynamic that Rob and I were able to create. I'm really excited for people to see what he does with this. He creates three distinct people. There's Rob, there's Bruce Wayne and there's the Batman and they're each distinct. It's really cool. Coming at you next spring.

Can The Batman arrive already? Because it sounds like Robert Pattinson is returning to blockbuster franchises in a big way with the upcoming DC flick. And Pattinson is seemingly flexing his acting muscles by really creating a divide between both sides of his character.

Jeffrey Wright’s comments to Comic Book will no doubt help to buoy excitement over The Batman. While details about the plot and footage are both limited, this type of praise over Robert Pattinson’s performance definitely speaks volumes. Hopefully we’ll be treated to a full trailer sooner rather than later.

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Matt Reeves truly assembled an all-star cast for The Batman, and it should be thrilling to see acclaimed performers like Robert Pattinson and Jeffrey Wright bring Gotham City to life. It sounds like that duo will have a particularly fascinating dynamic, and all while Pattinson pivots between three different personas.

Exactly how these three personas will factor into The Batman remains a mystery, but it seems that Robert Pattinson understands how important it is to have a duality in his performance. Bruce Wayne lives a double life, and as such Pattinson crafted an entirely different character for both Bruce and The Dark Knight.

As previously mentioned, the moviegoing public is anxiously awaiting a full trailer for The Batman, which should hopefully offer a clearer look at characters like Catwoman, Riddler, and Alfred-- played by Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, and Andy Serkis respectively. Then there’s Colin Farrell, who is unrecognizable as The Penguin.

The Batman is currently expected to arrive in theaters on March 4th, 2022. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.