I think we can all agree that Robert Pattinson and Batman are some of the most recognizable and successful celebrities currently alive. Together, their film ventures have made them superstitions among fans worldwide. Can they be friends? Can they even be business partners? Does Batman still have a sense of humor? I’m going to give you the answers to these questions and more! Let’s get started.
They Are Both Wise & Cautious
With a combined net worth of over $400 million, it’s no surprise that Robert Pattinson chose to financially support the work of director and star of The Batman, Darren Aronofsky. In fact, the Twilight actor made a very shrewd business decision. Before making his decision to venture into the world of superhero films, Pattinson gained valuable industry experience by serving as an executive producer on the 2013 remake of The Wolfman. That film was a critical and commercial success, earning $533 million worldwide, which is still a record for a non-Hollywood production. Pattinson took a similarly responsible role on Aronofsky’s upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman, which is due for release in 2020. This will be the first film in what is sure to be a lucrative cinematic universe, which will also include Wonder Woman, Black Widow, and The Suicide Squad.
Despite his industry experience, Pattinson still views his latest business venture as a risk. In an interview with Screen Rant ahead of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, he said, “I guess it’s always going to be a risk, going into something new. But I feel like we’re taking a bit more of a calculated risk with this one. Especially because, you know, there are more people that will see it than there are people that will see most of the other superhero movies.” He also noted that, “There aren’t that many people that like comic books, let alone superhero movies, so it’s a bit of a niche market, I think.”
They Can Be Ambassadors For Each Other’s Fanbases
What makes these two superstitions so special is that they can be ambassadors for each other’s fanbases. While many celebrities are able to retain some fans from previous endeavors, it’s rare that one can achieve the level of success and goodwill that Robert Pattinson has achieved. Simply put, he has transcended fandom and become a staple for feminists, goths, and horror movie fans alike.
Pattinson’s charm and good looks initially made him a target for pedophiles and pornographers, who saw him as a role model for young men. The backlash from these groups was so great that even the most famous faces in fiction sometimes hide themselves from public view for fear of being attacked. Luckily for us, the Twilight star has never had any serious problems with these groups, and he has always been supportive and open about the issue. This is one of the primary reasons why so many people have sympathy for the character of Robert Pattinson’s Edward Cullen.
Similarly, there were rumors that, prior to becoming Batman, Christian Bale had been molested as a child. This is likely why he chose to play the role with such an angry and intense demeanor. However, Bale has never publicly addressed these allegations, which he found to be “totally ridiculous.” Still, it’s not hard to see how some of the darker themes from The Dark Knight could have been inspired by his life experience.
Can They Be Business Partners?
If you’re looking for a business partnership, you might want to pass on this one. Despite their undeniable draw, fame, and shared fandom, it doesn’t seem like Robert Pattinson and Batman are made for each other. After all, as he pointed out in his interview with Screenrant, “You know, it’s always going to be a risk going into something new.”
While it might be nice to see these two worlds collide, I think it’s more likely that they’ll remain separate. Despite their vast amounts of money and success, it’s still not easy for them to meet people outside of their small circles. For instance, they rarely attend public events, and they’re notoriously private. Of course, this could change if they ever decide to expand their social media interactions, but for now, it seems like they’re enjoying their happy, secluded lives. If you’re curious about what the future might hold for these two superstitions, then I would say enjoy their current partnership while we wait for the inevitable fallout from Aronofsky’s Snow White and the Huntsman.