A mysterious picture is causing fans of Robert Pattinson to speculate that the “Twilight” actor may be playing the new Batman in a rumored Hollywood adaptation. The photo was posted on Reddit and has since gone viral with over 25 million views. While many are convinced that the stuntman is in fact playing the part of Batman, there are those who think it could be an elaborate hoax. After all, why would anyone want to fake a picture portraying a secret adventure with Batman?
The viral photo has spawned a number of rumors regarding the possibility that Robert Pattinson is portraying the new Batman. Fans have suggested that he is wearing a costume designed by Christian Bale or Heath Ledger, who played the Joker in “The Dark Knight,” and that he is meeting with director Matt Reeves to begin preparing for the role.
Even the director of “The Batman,” Christian Bale, had some things to say about the speculation. In an interview with Total Film, Bale stated, “I don’t know who that is, but I seriously doubt that. I have never heard of that person. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so. I think that is a fake.” While Bale may not know who the person in the photo is, he seems to know exactly what they are doing. He goes on to say, “It is not a good idea to impersonate someone, certainly not a superhero. It is a good idea to play a fictional character, but you have to be authentic to the character.”
The Impersonation Of A Superhero
It is a common misconception that you can only be a superhero if you are actually of a certain height, weight, or have extraordinary powers. Anyone can be a superhero – it takes a certain amount of dedication and training. While it is certainly true that height, weight, and powers are important factors in becoming a superhero, an impersonator who wants to portray a superhero character must put in the work to get physically and mentally prepared for the role.
This is exactly what Robert Pattinson is doing – although, he is probably not prepared to admit it. The photo was posted on Reddit by a user named Chiron with the caption, “Robert Pattinson was spotted with his stunt double on set today while filming The Batman in London.” Many are convinced that this is not just any ordinary stuntman and is, in fact, Robert Pattinson doing his stunt double’s work. A redditor going by the name of iamnotkyle77 added, “This is not a stuntman. This is Robert Pattinson. His stunt double is shorter than him and does not have the beard. Plus, if you compare the height of the two, you will notice that Robert’s stunt double is not as tall or as broad as he is.”
Since the photo was posted, Redditors have been discussing whether or not Robert Pattinson is indeed pretending to be someone else. One user wrote, “They were filming a fight scene between Commissioner Gordon and the Joker. They were in full costume but it looks like the Joker is having some fun with Gordon so he takes of his mask. When Gordon sees his true identity he freaks out and they had to stop the filming because of how scared Gordon was,” while another user added, “It’s Robert Pattinson as Batman. They’re actually having a pretty serious conversation while filming. They’re not acting. They’re actually talking.”
It should be noted that while it is certainly possible that Christian Bale is not referring to Robert Pattinson when he says he has “never heard of that person,” it is also true that he could just be saying that he has never heard of the actor who is playing the part of Batman. This is why we must take Bale’s comment with a grain of salt.
The Mystery Of The Mystery Man
Another reason why so many are convinced that Robert Pattinson is playing the part of Batman is that he is wearing what appears to be a Batman outfit. The photo was posted on Reddit by a user named Chiron with the caption, “Robert Pattinson was spotted today in London with what appears to be a Batman outfit on.” While the outfit itself is clearly based on one of Batman’s costumes, there is one aspect that makes this particular costume different: the mask. Instead of a typical Joker mask, the actor is wearing a distinctive white helmet with blue markings. This marks the end of daylight saving time, and the beginning of Halloween.
Some fans have wondered if the “mystery man” is in fact a superhero, while others have posited that he could be the “mystery woman.” One user wrote, “The guy in the white cape is definitely not Clark Kent. Could he be the Invisible Man? Or is it actually Batman in disguise? I have no idea who he is but I seriously doubt that he is just a regular guy,” while another added, “Man in the white costume seems to be a superhero. Very cool outfit.” It’s unclear who the mystery man is or what he is doing in the photo, but it is an interesting piece of trivia that he is wearing what appears to be a Batman costume.
One thing is for sure: the mystery man is not here to save the day. Even in the guise of Batman, he is clearly not a superhero. While many may assume that Batman is a “modern day superhero” because of the technology and gadgets associated with his lifestyle, the truth is that he is just a man doing his best to fight evil and protect the innocent. Anyone can do that – it just takes a little bit of courage and a whole lot of dedication.
So, is Robert Pattinson playing the new Batman? We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for us all. In the meantime, it will be interesting to see how many people are able to keep the secret of this photo’s true identity hidden from the public. As with all good mysteries, we’ll have to wait and see what develops.