Batman is arguably the most iconic character in modern cinema history. Since the character was first introduced to the world in 1939, the caped crusader has become an international pop-culture icon. Since the early 2000s, with the rise of the internet, fans of the character have been able to explore the vast array of Batman’s rogues’ gallery from the comfort of their own homes. This has resulted in an active comics community that has grown exponentially in the last decade.

With the phenomenal success of the DC Comics cinematic universe, the potential for new live-action adaptations of existing comic book characters is endless. One such character that has been touted for several years is the millionaire playboy billionaire Bruce Wayne, who turns into Batman after being inspired by the atrocities and injustices that he sees around him. With a brand-new solo film, Joker, hitting theaters next week, it’s the perfect opportunity for Batman fans to finally see what all the fuss is about.

Robert Pattinson has been considered for the role of Bruce Wayne on several occasions, most notably by Warner Bros. himself in 2014. Since then, the 25-year-old Oscar-nominated English actor has been patiently waiting for his big break, which came in the form of his portrayal of the terrifying Joker in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Joker film. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time for Pattinson to make some bold career moves and set the record straight.

Why Is Robert Pattinson Perfect for the Role of Batman?

If you’ve been keeping up with pop culture over the past few years, you might have heard the countless comparisons that have been made between the enigmatic billionaire Bruce Wayne and the late Robin Williams. The two men share an uncanny resemblance, with both boasting a brash sense of humor and theatricality. But beyond the physical similarities, there is a deeper connection that brings these two very different men together.

Bruce Wayne grew up in a family of wealthy businesspeople in England. His parents were Edward Carson and Estelle Wayne, and his paternal grandparents were Sir Francis and Lady Blanche Wayne. It was through his maternal grandfather that he first learned to fly a plane. During World War II, Edward Carson co-founded the RAF College, which is now known as University College London. After the war, he established the Edward Carson Group, a business conglomerate with interests in construction, brewing, and media. His wife, Estelle, was born Elizabeth Taylor Smith and grew up in the US, where she met and married Carson. Together, the couple had five children, of which Robert is the youngest.

While growing up, Edward Jr. was very close to his father and grew up idolizing him. As a child, he developed a fascination with psychology and spent a lot of time analyzing his family’s behavior. He eventually decided that he would become a psychologist like his father, but instead of treating patients, he would help law enforcement agencies by analyzing crime scenes and providing forensic psychology services to the courts. It was during this time that he was first introduced to acting and decided to pursue a career in Hollywood. He later attended UCLA and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2017.

So, as you can see, Robert Pattinson has plenty of real-life experience to bring to the role of Batman. The fact that he’s a trained psychologist only adds to the authenticity of the character.

What Does Robert Pattinson’s Upcoming Career Have in Store For Him?

Since the beginning of this year, Pattinson has been making headlines across the globe for all the right reasons! The Englishman began the year by picking up a record-breaking four awards at the 71st Annual Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any film series. Then, just a few days later, he bagged a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of the terrifying clown, The Joker, in the highly-anticipated Joker film. Warner Bros. has yet to announce the winner of the category, but given the recent trend of all-time nominees, it’s more than likely that Pattinson will claim the statue.

After three years of waiting, it looks like Rob’s moment has finally come. But while he’s got the world watching, he’s got another big challenge ahead. Joining the DC Comics cinematic universe next year will be the release of Titans, in which he plays the lead character, Dick Grayson.

Can He Afford To Be Relentless?

Being a celebrity means never having to be bored, and with his next role, Pattinson will get to show off his expansive skillset and indulge in some one-of-a-kind experiences. He will play DC Comics’ legendary assassin, The Joker, in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Joker movie. As fans of the character know, the demented Joker is infamous for his unrelenting pursuit of justice. Does Rob have what it takes to embody the Clown Prince of Crime?

But beyond the Joker movie, Rob also has a starring role in the fantasy epic, The Lost City of Z, which is set to be released later this year. Based on the nonfiction book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, the film will tell the story of British explorer, Zoological Society founder, and amateur ornithologist Colonel John Hanning Speck. In this role, he will be playing a version of Speck called Rick Hansen. Hansen began his trek through the wilds of South America looking for rare birds and ended up discovering the titular lost city. He returned to London and wrote a book about his adventures, which was later made into a film, with Speck playing himself. The film is directed by James Gray and co-stars Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac, and Dinklage. With these three accomplished performers alongside him, it’s clear that Rob has every opportunity in front of him.

But as exciting as his upcoming career looks, it’s important to remember that fame comes with its own set of challenges. One of the biggest issues that the actor faces is that of loneliness. According to his manager, Matt Mahoney, it’s no secret that Rob wants to be a family man. He has expressed a desire to settle down and start a family of his own. While Mahoney acknowledges that Pattinson’s busy schedule makes that unlikely, he wouldn’t rule it out entirely. Instead, he says that they are exploring all options and would want to proceed with the utmost care and caution.