Robert Pattinson is one of the most loved actors of our time. Most people know him as the hunk from the famous Twilight movie series, but he has also appeared in some of the most memorable films of the last few years. We’re talking about films like Beautiful Creatures, The Rover, and more recently, Batman.
Will we ever see Robert Pattinson don the cape and cowl? It seems that whenever he is cast in a Batman film, his fans go crazy, but he has never actually played the superhero. Rumors started swirling that he would don the mask and cape after filming his role in the upcoming Batman sequel, The Batman, but those rumors were mostly false.
So is Robert Pattinson really the better choice for the role of Batman, or is it actor Robert Pattinson? Let’s take a look.
The Better Choice For Batman: Robert Pattinson
There are many reasons why Robert Pattinson is the better choice for Batman. For one, he has the perfect physique for the role. While Jared Leto certainly had a lot of talent and was handsome enough, he simply does not have the same kind of presence that Robert Pattinson does. In addition, Robert Pattinson has a much more diverse filmography, having appeared in leading roles in numerous films, while Jared Leto has mostly starred in supporting roles. And last but not least, we have to take into consideration that Batman has always been a fan favorite character, and part of that is probably because of Robert Pattinson’s charm and dashing good looks.
Better Actor Than Robby Pattinson For Certain Scenes
While it’s true that Robert Pattinson is the better choice for the role of Batman, it’s also true that he’s not the best choice for certain scenes. Take, for example, the scene from Batman in which Harvey Dent, after losing his cool and becoming the Two-Face character, takes on a group of thugs in the middle of the street. For that scene, you need an actor with a lot of physicality and charisma, and that’s exactly what Robert Pattinson provides. In fact, he provides several scenes in which he physically dominates other characters, whether it’s with his sheer presence or with his acting skills. So yes, even though Robert Pattinson is the better choice for the role of Batman, he isn’t exactly the best choice for every scene in the movie. Of course, that doesn’t mean that he’s bad, it just means that he’s not the best choice for every scene. Let’s take another example, from the same movie, where Batman confronts a group of muggers on a staircase. In that scene, you need someone who can portray both nobility and resolve, and that’s something that Robert Pattinson does exceptionally well.
The Difference In Quality
Another important aspect to consider when choosing an actor to portray the iconic character of Batman is the quality of the performance. While you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can certainly judge the quality of a movie by its acting and dialogue, and in that regard, Robert Pattinson’s movies just don’t stack up to the same quality as those of Jared Leto. It isn’t that Robert Pattinson’s performances are bad, far from it, but they just don’t match the polish and professionalism of those in the much higher-profile franchise. The same goes for some of his other recent projects, such as The Batman and Beautiful Creatures.
Robert Pattinson Pre-Twilight Fame
Before Robert Pattinson gained fame for playing Edward Cullen and his subsequent rise to stardom, he already had a decent filmography behind him. Most notably, he starred alongside Julia Roberts in Sleeping With the Enemy, which received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for Best Actor. He also starred in the critically acclaimed Crazy Heart, for which he received a nomination for an Academy Award as well. In addition to those two films, he also starred in the acclaimed Australian drama, Fish Tank, as well as the upcoming American remake of the popular Danish TV series, Borgen.
It’s important to note that while all of those films were and still are critically acclaimed, none of them were particularly box office hits. For whatever reason, audiences just haven’t connected with Robert Pattinson the way that they have with Jared Leto. But this doesn’t mean that he’s not a good actor, it just means that he’s not reached the level of success that Jared Leto has at this point in their careers. It’s fair to say that Jared Leto’s performance as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2017 film, The Social Network, was one of the best acting performances of the year, winning him numerous awards, including a Golden Globe. It seems that audiences agree, as that was one of the highest-grossing films of all time. So while his acting talent is unquestionable, it remains to be seen if he can truly put it to use in a big-budget Hollywood production. As for Robert Pattinson, the future is promising, as he is currently one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. If a role of this magnitude comes his way, he certainly doesn’t pass it up. And if you think that he’s good at playing brooding characters, just wait until you see him in action.
The Difference In Popularity
Let’s get one thing straight: Both Robert Pattinson and Jared Leto are incredibly popular, well-known actors, especially among fans of the Twilight movie series. That’s a fact. But it doesn’t necessarily follow that because they’re popular that they’re good. It’s certainly the case that they’re talented, but it’s not always the case that fame brings with it good judgment and professionalism. Take, for example, the case of George Clooney. While he is undoubtedly one of the most talented and popular actors of our time, that doesn’t mean that we should automatically trust his judgement in matters regarding good story-telling and acting. In the 2014 film, The Monuments Men, which he co-starred in with Robert Pattinson, he fails to impress as an art curator, as he doesn’t seem to have much passion for the subject matter. In other words, he lacks the necessary qualities to portray someone with integrity and honor, which is a shame, because the subject matter of the movie itself was exceptional. It’s also worth noting here that, while George Clooney may be the more popular of the two, Robert Pattinson has a wider range of filmography, which probably makes him the better choice for more types of roles, as long as he does his research.
In the end, it’s really a matter of personal preference. If you want a movie with solid writing and a compelling story, then go with Jared Leto. But if you want an exciting, action-packed movie, then go with Robert Pattinson. It really is that simple. Just remember that when it comes to the role of Batman, you need to go with the better choice, regardless of whether you love his acting or not, because it’s simply not possible to replicate what Batman is and does. It just isn’t.