Bat News: Robert Pattinson Recants, Says "Batman, In Fact, A Superhero"

When it was officially announced that Robert Pattinson was going to take over the role of Bruce Wayne and The Batman, he angered many fans of the character. In an interview with Today, the actor stated that "Batman's not a superhero", and continued "you need to have like magical powers to be a superhero". This broad statement seemed to sit negatively with a lot of fans that didn't feel he was giving the right perspective or a positive spin on the iconic DC comic book hero he'd be playing in Matt Reeves relaunch of the cinematic version of Batman. Over the years, Pattinson has been known to just say what he's thinking without consideration for the fandom that might not like his commentary. Now, the actor says that his statement was incorrect as he pivots away from his own words, which we totally understand:

"I wasn’t educated about the subject. People got very angry about it. It’s bizarre. I still can’t understand the argument. Okay, he’s a superhero, I’m sorry! The next headline: ‘Pattinson retracts: Batman is, in fact, a superhero. He takes it back.'”

We here at The Movie Sleuth fully support Pattinson as The Batman and can't wait to see the latest version of this DC property when it finally releases. 

The Batman is in theaters on June 25th, 2021 under the watchful eye of Warner Bros. Pictures. Check back for further news!