When news broke that Robert Pattinson had been cast as Batman, fans rejoiced. But the actor tells Variety that he was furious, and was worried that the rumor mill had blown his deal.
He said: "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."
Pattinson added: "It was terrifying. I was like, 'Oh f***! Does that screw me because they are so intent on secrecy?'"
Pattinson said he took to Google to see if there were rumors of the studio backing down, but thankfully, it's now official: he will play Batman in Matt Reeves' rendition of the classic.
Pattinson said he grew up watching the caped crusader: "When I was a kid, it was the only outfit that I had," and admitting to attempting to get multiple meetings with Reeves before finally succeeding.
He also said the grown-up batsuit is different than the kiddo version: "You do feel very powerful immediately. And it's pretty astonishing, something that is incredibly difficult to get into, so the ritual of getting into it is pretty humiliating. You've got five people trying to shove you into something. Once you've got it on, it's like, ‘Yeah, I feel strong, I feel tough, even though I had to have someone squeezing my butt cheeks into the legs.'"
Pattinson also opened up about an unexpected theme throughout his film career: "I keep masturbating. In the last three or four movies, I've got a masturbation scene. I did it in High Life. I did it in Damsel. And The Devil All the Time. I only realized when I did it the fourth time."