What makes a superhero?
Whatever the answer may be, The Batman's Robert Pattinson believes that his titular character does not fall under that category.
Speaking on Today, Pattinson was asked about his role as Batman. When interviewer Willie Geist used the word "superhero," Pattinson was quick to correct the NBC reporter.
That came to you and you thought what? You wanted to be a superhero?" Geist asked.
"Batman's not a superhero," Pattinson laughed. "It doesn't count. You need to have like magical powers to be a superhero."
However, when Geist brought up the fact that Batman has a cape, Pattinson conceded that that might give him some claim to the title of superhero.
"The cape. I will give you that one."
This is not the first time Pattison has commented on Batman's status as a hero. Previously, the Twilight star stated that Batman's complexity makes him ineligible for the title of "hero."
Directed and co-written by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro and Jayme Lawson. The film opens on June 25, 2021.