Over the years of watching different iterations of Batman, a few staples have developed: a strong jawline, a tough but slightly damaged spirit, and, of course, a deeply raspy voice. This means that newcomers, such as Robert Pattinson, who is set to play the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film, have to find their own approach to these very Batman-esque attributes.
And it looks like Pattinson is finding his inspiration in the most unlikely of places.
Digital Spy reports that the Good Time star recently sat down with Access to promote his newest film, The Lighthouse, co-starring Willem Dafoe. During the interview, Pattinson was asked if he has found his Dark Knight voice yet, to which he responded, "Willem's voice in this is kind of inspiring for it, to be honest. It is kind of similar, the voice I'm going to do, to his."
Dafoe's voice is interesting enough as it is, but the 33-year-old actor continued with, "I think Batman has a kind of piratey voice. I think that will really suit it."
Forget the gravel-like roar of Christian Bale; we are surely in for something new with Pattinson's portrayal.