Robert Pattinson Says He Scored 'Batman' Role On The First Day Of Filming Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet'

Normally, in years past, we would talk about how Robert Pattinson is lining up a string of indie films that will be released. However, over the next two years, the acclaimed actor has two of the biggest films in the world hitting theaters, “Tenet” and “The Batman,” so you can’t really blame the guy for hoping for a little break in between.

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Speaking to Total Film (via GamesRadar), the actor was asked about how he feels regarding the COVID-19-induced delay in production on his new feature “The Batman,” directed by Matt Reeves. And as the actor explained, he was already coming off of the incredibly long production of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” and is kinda okay with the fact that his superhero debut isn’t taking a breather, after filming about a quarter of the feature.

“We’d really gotten into a really good rhythm as well, so it’s kind of strange to be pausing,” said Pattinson. “But, again, it’s a hard movie. I mean, obviously it’s Batman, so it’s kind of nice. I basically went straight from Chris [Nolan’s] movie into that. And, yeah, I was feeling a little bit loopy anyway. So having some time off is not the worst thing in the world. But hopefully it’ll be sooner rather than later that everything is hopefully in a better place.”

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Also, how is this for an insane week? Pattinson says he scored the role of “The Batman” the day filming on “Tenet” started. “The morning of the first day,” he confirmed. “It was kind of insane. It was a very, very intense weekend. That was a crazy way to start Chris’ film. [laughs] I think I was doing the screen test, as well, on the Saturday before I started.”

As of now, Warner Bros. has already announced that “The Batman” won’t be arriving next June and is instead scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021. However, that decision was made without any clear idea when filming on the superhero project will commence again. So, with production not expected to begin for a while still, at least on blockbuster features such as “The Batman,” it’s unclear when we’ll actually see the film hit theaters, and when Pattinson will be called back to set to wear the cape and cowl once again.

So, obviously fans are dying to see the Caped Crusader on the big screen in another solo film, but as Pattinson said, a delay “is not the worst thing in the world.” Currently, “The Batman” is scheduled to arrive in theaters on October 1, 2021.