Robert Pattinson Reveals He Once Took a Meeting With Marvel

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Robert Pattinson attends the HFPA & Participant Media Honour Help Refugees' during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)
HFPA & Participant Media Honour Help Refugees' Arrivals - The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival | Antony Jones/Getty Images

In his much-talked about cover story for Variety, actor Robert Pattinson opened up on the creative process of his career post-The Twilight Saga, along with his upcoming starring role in The Batman.

The 33-year-old actor let it slip that he once took a meeting with Marvel. The feature explained that it was at the time of Guardians of the Galaxy, but did not disclose if that was the project for certain he was in talks for. Ultimately, nothing ever came of it. “I don’t know what I would really be chasing,” Pattinson explained. “The idea of trying that transition after ‘Twilight,’ I never saw a road in that direction.”

Pattinson also spoke about why he connected with the Batman role, likely more than any other superhero role he might've discussed. “It’s actually an interesting part,” he said. “I think it’s because he doesn’t have any superpowers.”

The Batman is set to debut June 25, 2021—we'll see then if Pattinson made the right choice with DC rather than a possible role for Marvel.