Robert Pattinson wants to push boundaries as Batman

Actor Robert Pattinson says he is looking forward to playing Batman in Matt Reeves' directorial on the DC superhero and wants to push boundaries of the character as far as possible. The Batman will be fronted by Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader. "In terms of the character itself, I want to push it as far as it can possibly go. And I think Matt Reeves does as well. You can do crazy stuff with that part," Pattinson told Empire magazine.

The actor made a case for an R-rated version of the film, adding the rating would allow the makers to test different waters. The only thing that's more complicated is the rating. As soon as you make something an R-rated movie, you're freed up to do so much stuff," he said. The film is being billed as a grounded take on the Dark Knight and will feature many of Batman's villains. Reeves is directing from his own script. He is also attached to produce with Dylan Clark.

The Batman will hit the screens on 25 June 2021. The "Lighthouse" actor has previously insisted Batman isn't a "hero" because he has dubious ideas about morality. He said: "Batman's not a hero. He's a complicated character. I don't think I could ever play a real hero - there's always got to be something a little bit wrong. I think it's because one of my eyes is smaller than the other.

"His morality is a little bit off. He's not the golden boy, unlike almost every other comic-book character." And Robert doesn't think Batman is a true superhero because he has no "magic powers". He said: "Batman's not a superhero. "It's weird, I always baulk at it. I'm like, 'It doesn't count, you need to have magical powers to be a superhero.'"