There’s a new villain in town. And he’s taken the entertainment world by storm. After starring in the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, actor Robert Pattinson found himself at the center of a media storm regarding his new character.
It seems that people can’t get enough of this handsome young Brit. Since taking the stage as the tragic villain in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 last year, he’s starred in commercials, released a song, and posed for magazine covers. But it was his portrayal of the Dark Knight that made headlines.
What’s more is that Batman is one of the most recognizable fictional characters in the world. So it comes as no surprise that audiences are flocking to see the actor in action. With all his gadgets and tricks up his sleeve, can Mr. Pattinson keep up with the demands of the legendary character?
Well, the answer is yes. And fans of the caped crusader may rest assured that Mr. Pattinson is not faking it. In fact, the actor recently confessed to having been a huge Batman fan as a child. And now that he’s playing the character, it’s opened up a whole new world of excitement for him!
The Character Is The Brand
As a child, Mr. Pattinson used to love going to the movies. And it wasn’t just any old film. It was the Batman movies. He’d spend his weekends catching up on the latest adventures of the Dark Knight. The actor would later admit that that’s what initially got him interested in acting in the first place. Although he didn’t start acting until he was 29 years old, he has always kept close ties to his childhood fantasy world. And now that he’s acting in the iconic role of Batman, it’s the perfect opportunity for him to shine as a Hollywood superstar.
The role is certainly a big step up from the ordinary acting gigs he’s been piling up since graduating college. And not just because he’s playing a famous fictional character. The part of Batman really is a game changer. As much as he loves being a superhero, it’s the chance to showcase his acting talent that has him truly reaping the benefits of this latest role.
In fact, the character has become so popular that it’s spawned its very own hashtag on social media. The #TeamPattinson hashtag was soon overwhelmed by fans rooting for the actor on Twitter. One popular tweet even went so far as to declare, “Robert Pattinson Is My Future Hunk!” Another user predicted that Mr. Pattinson would soon become as big a star as his Twilight co-star Robert Downey Jr.. And it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if the handsome Brit had his fans eagerly awaiting his next appearance in a Batman movie. The role has apparently been such a blessing to him that he’s already hinted at future projects as the Dark Knight.
But perhaps most remarkably, Mr. Pattinson has already made history by becoming the first person to play Batman onscreen. And it’s not been easy. The role has occupied a large portion of his time since filming began in July. Thankfully, he’s found the part a challenge that he enjoys thoroughly. Even in the face of criticism, he has never wavered in his commitment to playing the role to the best of his ability. And it shows. Despite all the responsibilities associated with the role, he still finds the time to keep up with his everyday personal life. He’s even opened up about his mental and physical health on Twitter, sharing his struggles and triumphs in equal measure.
What’s more is that he’s committed to the role of Batman despite the fact that he’s currently in a relationship with Martha Pezzola. Pezzola is best known for playing Bella in the MTV television series The Hills. While it’s not necessarily uncommon for Hollywood stars to date people from the same industry, it’s still unusual for them to date someone who is not only associated with their work but also shares the same last name. However, the two appear to be committed to each other. They’ve been seen spending happy hours together and even vacationing as a couple. So it seems that Mr. Pattinson is finding happiness even as he continues to make a name for himself on the big-screen.
What Is Batman?
If you’ve never heard of Batman, then you probably haven’t seen enough movies to know what he looks like. The Caped Crusader is one of the most recognizable fictional characters in popular culture. And it’s not just because he’s played by famous actors. The character has been around since the early 1930s and first appeared in a comic book published by DC Comics. Since then, the Batman film series has grossed over $11 billion worldwide, making it the third highest-grossing film series of all time. And it’s certainly not the first film series to garner such success. The Marvel Cinematic Universe stands as the most recent example, attracting a huge audience with its combination of superhero movies and Game of Thrones-esque fantasy stories.
The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman film series, was released in theaters last month. In the story, Mr. Pattinson’s character is named Bane. And for the first time in the history of the franchise, the villainous psychopath does not wear a mask. It is now obvious that the inspiration for the new look for Bane came from Jackie Robinson. The MLB icon donned a white headband while playing first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s. It wasn’t until 1997 that the practice of sporting non-face masks when playing professional sports leagues became commonplace.
While Batman is the most recognizable face associated with the character, it’s not the only one. A full cast list for the upcoming Warner Bros. animated movie Batman: The Animated Series showcases a veritable who’s who of famous actors. It features the voices of Michael Keaton, Jackie Chan, Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne, Alan Arkin, Richard Simmons, George Newbro, Mikio Narita, and John Pleshette. It’s no coincidence that so many famous faces are featured in the movie. Batman was originally envisioned as a TV show aimed at children. But the more colorful costumes and intense fight scenes soon won the attention ofmoviegoers of all ages. And with the increasing popularity of superhero movies, it’s become something of a surprise that Batman has never been featured on the big screen yet. Perhaps someday, Hollywood will give the character his long-deserved due credit and he’ll be seen as more than just the Caped Crusader.