Matt Reeves’ upcoming film The Batman has grabbed much attention from audiences. Robert Pattinson’s involvement created speculations around it. In the massively organized DC Fandome event, The Batman’s release date was announced as October 2021. The first time in the role of Dark Knight, audiences can see Robert Pattinson, and fans are hopeful that they will experience something different in the Batman series. In this article, we will discuss how Pattinson is best for the role from his previous projects.
The Childhood Of A Leader, 2015 (as Charles Marker)
The Childhood of a Leader is a historical mystery drama, directed, co-produced, and co-written by Brady Corbet. The movie is based on a short story of the same name written by Jean-Paul Sartre. The film was set in World War I, and the filming took place in Budapest, Hungary. It premiered at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival and won two awards at the festival for Best Director and Best Debut film. All the actors of the movie were phenomenal, and Pattinson did a fantastic job. The movie chronicles the childhood of a fascist leader in the time following World War I. Robert played the character of Charles Marker soulfully; he was the family friend of the protagonist.
The story starts with an American boy who has retreated to the French countryside and his father; the latter helps negotiate the Treaty of Versailles. The boy throws rocks at other children after finishing the prayers and runs into the wood. When he returns, he sees his father has been drinking with a family friend Charles Marker.
In the end, the character of Marker performs a dual performance, which finishes the movie on a chilling note.
Damsel, 2018 (as Samuel Alabaster)
Damsel is an American Western comedy movie directed and written by Nathan Zellner and David Zellner. The movie stars Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. In this movie, the audience could see a little lighter side of Pattinson. He plays the role of romantic pioneer Samuel with little humor.
The film’s plot follows Samuel Alabaster, who intends to propose to the love of his life, Penelope. But during the journey, Samuel and Henry come across Rufus Cornell, who wants to kill them. Damsel is a comedy movie, and perhaps Pattinson’s most lighthearted performances. The film got a 67% approval rating based on 109 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 6.44/10.
The Rover, 2014 (as Rey)
The Rover is an Australian Western drama movie directed and written by David Michod. The film is based on a story of Michod co-written by Jowl Edgerton. It stars Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, David Field, Anthony Hayes, and Susan Prior. The movie premiered at the Sydney Film Festival on 7 June 2014. It earned five nominations including, AACTA Awards: Best Lead Actor for Guy Pearce, Best Direction, Best Supporting Actor for Robert Pattinson, Best Original Music Score, and Best Production Design.
The film is a post-apocalyptic story set in Australia when the economy of the society collapses. Pattinson played Rey’s role, who is a criminal left behind by his group when their planned robbery has gone wrong; when Rey’s partner steals Eric’s car (played by Guy Pierce), the circumstances force Rey and Eric into an unlikely partnership.
The movie is not a masterpiece, but Pattinson’s performance in the film is fantastic, which shows his commitment and abilities as well. The movie got a 66% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 165 critics.
Cosmopolis, 2012 (as Eric Packer)
Cosmopolis is a Canadian drama thriller movie produced, directed, and written by David Cronenberg, starring Robert Pattinson along with Paul Giamatti, Sarah Gadon, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Kevin Durand, and Jay Baruchel. The story is based on the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo. Cosmopolis premiered for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2012.
Pattinson played the role of Eric Packer, a young billionaire; he takes a ride across chaotic Manhattan when his life slowly falls apart. Though the characterization of Eric Parker’s role is a little weird, Pattinson performed his bit beautifully. The film also got a mixed reaction to the film festival.
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, 2005 (as Cedric Diggory)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a fantasy movie directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on the novel of the same name by J.K. Rowling. The movie is the fourth installment of the Harry Potter series and the sequel of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004. Pattinson did not have much character in the Harry Potter saga, but he played a crucial role as Cedric Diggory in The Goblet of Fire. However, his role was essential for the series, as it was the sign of returning Voldemort. Pattinson’s charisma and charm have bled over the role. And hence it is inevitable that he can play the duality of the character as Bruce Wayne and Batman.
The Lighthouse, 2019 (as Ephraim Winslow)
The Lighthouse is a psychological thriller movie produced and directed by Robert Eggers. Eggers also co-wrote the screenplay with brother Max Eggers. The film stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as the guards of the Lighthouse. Pattinson played the role of Winslow, and Dafoe played Thomas, the two stuck in a massive storm and lost their sanity. They struggle to maintain their minds and duty. Pattinson amazingly portrays the character and requires high-level darkness with a thin thread of humor. And Pattinson carried all of them, with a flash of extraordinary brilliance. The Lighthouse got an approval rating of 90% based on 359 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 8.06/10. And an average score of 83 out to 100 on Metacritic based on 51 critics. The movie collected a gross $10.9 million in the United States and $7.1 million worldwide.
These are few movies in which Pattinson has proved that he is the best choice for the upcoming Batman movie.
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