Pattinson Reveals His Secrets to Gaining that Perfect Bat Look
If you’ve been following the movie news these past few months, then you may know that filming on Batman Begins began early this year. The movie is based on the comic book series, The Dark Knight Returns, and is being directed by 2005’s The Prestige Robert Pattinson. The movie has been described as “a superhero film that isn’t afraid to look and feel like a comic book,” and features an all-star cast including Christian Bale as Batman and Michael Caine as his mentor, Alfred. With filming now finished and the film set for an April 2015 release, it’s time for Pattinson to spill the beans on his unique training regimen.
Before we begin, let’s take a moment to discuss basics. First off, how does one become Batman? Through a mixture of training and experience, trial and error, and maybe even a little bit of Hollywood magic. It is stated in the movie that Bruce Wayne is the greatest detective in Europe, and it certainly shows. He is the one who originally uncovers the identity of the Batman in the first place, and then proceeds to train himself over the years to perfection. What better way to ensure that you look like the perfect Batman than by imitating one of the greatest detectives in history?
Now that we’ve established the necessary basics, let’s move onto the more fun stuff. First off, how does Robert Pattinson train to become the perfect Batman? There are several different ways he does this, but they all boil down to imitating and then surpassing the physical and psychological limits of one of the greatest detectives in history. Let’s take a moment and dive into the method, shall we?
So, how does one become the perfect Batman? First, there will be the imitations. To start, Pattinson does lots of research and studying, and decides to imitate the way Sherlock Holmes used to dress and act. He also decides to use real-life locations such as 221-B Baker Street in London for some of the filming because it is the actual house that Sherlock Holmes owned and lived in. In addition, he travels to the locations of his choosing for specific shots, and even buys vintage clothing and props whenever possible. Some of the things that he wears in the movie are actually worn by Sherlock Holmes in the stories. In fact, the only difference is that Holmes’ clothing was more elegant and consisted of finer materials.
As we’ve established, there are several ways that one can train to be the perfect Batman. One of these ways is by dressing up as Sherlock Holmes and going to 221-B Baker Street in London. It’s pretty cool to see the great detective Sherlock Holmes, isn’t it? And not just any old copy; this is the original manuscripts of Sherlock Holmes, written by the master himself! We can only imagine how delighted Pattinson must have been to have this opportunity, especially since we’ve previously seen him in character as Sherlock Holmes (2012) and now he gets to channel the great man himself. He makes extensive use of the documents in the film, and even studies the way Holmes’ fingers operate as he tries to solve a case. This is the sort of dedication that is required to become the perfect Batman.
The Mental Side
It is also important to note that Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant and incredibly driven man, with an insatiable desire for knowledge. And yes, this character, like many others he inspired, often worked through complex cases night and day, sometimes going several days without sleeping. It is clear that there is more than one way to skin a cat, but in this case, we mean the metaphorically speaking. The point is that Sherlock Holmes is a great inspiration for the Batman, whose intelligence and determination are unrivaled.
The Bottom Line
It is said that imitation is the best form of flattery, and this is certainly true when referring to Sherlock Holmes and his great detective work. In addition to imitating the great detective, the Bateman must also surpass him in every way possible. This is only possible through intense training and research, as well as the drive to constantly better oneself. Perhaps the most important thing to take away from this article is that the Batman is a great inspiration for those who want to follow in his footsteps. And who doesn’t want to be the hero of their own story?