Robert Pattinson Tried to Hide His Batman Audition from Christopher Nolan

Robert Pattinson Tried to Hide His Audition for The Batman from Christopher Nolan

While we eagerly await any news on Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman, star Robert Pattinson revealed in an interview with The Irish Times that he was forbidden from revealing his audition for the part to anyone — including his Tenet director Christopher Nolan. Except, considering Nolan is perhaps the master of secrets, Pattinson’s “lie” didn’t pass.

“I had to be really secretive about Batman stuff,” the actor said. “So I had to lie to Chris about having to go for a screen test.”

“I said I had a family emergency,” Pattinson explained. “And as soon as I said ‘it’s a family emergency’ he said: ‘You’re doing the Batman audition, aren’t you?'”

It makes sense that Nolan would be in the know with anything involving the Caped Crusader after he successfully spun the character into a lucrative, Oscar-winning franchise. That said, the exchange is pretty funny. Now, where’s the teaser?

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Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldMad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent SevenBlack Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemDumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot. Twins Max and Charlie Carver have also joined the movie in “sizable roles.”

Plot details are still being kept under wraps but The Batman is reportedly set to explore the Dark Knight’s younger years with Reeves further hinting at the film’s connection to the iconic comic book story arc “Year One” by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli which was published in 1987.

Reeves and Dylan Clark (the Planet of the Apes films) are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers.

The Batman opens in theaters on October 1, 2021.