If you were surprised to hear that the next Caped Crusader would be played by Edward Cullen, you weren’t the only one.
ComicBook.com reports that the 33-year-old actor sat down with Esquire UK, along with his The Lighthouse co-star Willem Dafoe, to discuss their newest film. During the interview, Pattinson was asked how him getting the role in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film, The Batman, all went down.
The Twilight star admitted, "It’s kind of insane. I was so far away from ever thinking it was a realistic prospect. I literally do not understand how I’ve got it, at all."
Pattinson went on to explain that the process of auditioning was pretty grueling, and of course super secretive, taking months of deliberation to narrow it down to Pattinson and X-Men star Nicholas Hoult. Unfortunately, the news of the final list was leaked online, convincing Pattinson that he had no shot.
He recalled in an interview last month, “When that thing leaked, I was f***ing furious. Everyone was so upset. Everyone was panicking from my team. I sort of thought that had blown up the whole thing.”
Luckily, Pattinson was wrong, and though the movie doesn’t come out until 2021, fans and celebrities alike are already excited to see him take on the role.