Robert Pattinson has recently revealed that Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth thinks that Bruce Wayne has “turned insane” in the upcoming film, The Batman by Matt Reeves. The film is set to take a fresh spin on the iconic DC character and it will star Robert Pattinson as the titular character. The Batman sees a younger version of Bruce Wayne as he is just in his second year of crime-fighting, as he tries to take down The Riddler, played by Paul Dano. The Riddler is a merciless serial killer whose motivation connects to the Wayne family in a way. Dano and Pattinson appear alongside a stacked cast that includes actors like Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, Zoë Kravitz and, Jeffrey Wright.
Is Robert Pattinson’s Batman turning insane in the film?
After the success of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Serkis is all set to step in front of the camera again, as Alfred Pennyworth in Reeves’ The Batman. Batman fans must be quite aware of Bruce’s beloved butler, who after the death of his parents, becomes really close to Bruce. The character has been previously placed by Jeremy Irons and Michael Caine and Alfred’s role in Bruce’s life has taken on various forms across adaptations of the comics, and with The Batman taking inspiration from Year One and The Long Halloween comics, it remains to be seen what role does Serkis’ Alfred plays in the story.
Pattinson recently revealed that Alfred believes that Bruce has “gone insane” in the film. Talking to The Empire, Pattinson shed some light on what his version of Batman would look like, even revealing that he is not “a socialite at all” and that he has been “hiding away.” The Twilight star then revealed that the film will see Bruce building his own gadgets, a job that was earlier done by Lucius Fox. Bruce’s actions lead Alfred to believe that he has “gone insane.”
Here’s his full quote:
“Bruce has been hiding away, he’s not really a socialite at all. He’s building all these little contraptions and things, just with Alfred. And even Alfred thinks he’s gone insane!”
Since the project came to light, director Matt Reeves has maintained that this will be a totally different version of Batman and that the film will show a different side of Bruce Wayne. The trailer for the film has already teased Serkis’ Alfred telling Bruce that “if this continues, it won’t be long until you have nothing left” which shows Serkis’ concerns for him.
Pattinson’s insight into his character is clearly reminiscent of previous versions of the billionaire that audiences have seen and loved before, particularly Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises. In the film, Bale’s Batman had hidden away after the death of his love, Rachel, as well as having some injuries that force him to retire. The Batman has recently topped IMBD’s list of most anticipated films of 2022 and for now, we can simply wait for March to arrive soon.