The Batman is out in theaters right now, and many are loving the film, some are even calling it the best Batman film alongside The Dark Knight (but as always, that’s for you to judge!). Another thing that many are stating is that star Robert Pattinson has done really well in the role, even if it’s more about Batman than it is about Bruce Wayne at this point. But according to Pattinson, that’s actually a better way to go and do things.
You see, one of the classic debates about Batman is “who is the mask?” Is it Batman, or is it Bruce Wayne? Who is the true character? In an interview, Pattinson revealed that once you take off the playboy “mask” of Bruce Wayne that many like to show off…the character becomes better:
“When you think about Bruce Wayne, you kind of think he’s a playboy, and then that’s how he disguises himself, so no one knows he’s Batman. As soon as you take that away, it made the character almost make more sense,” Pattinson said during a recent installment of EW’s Around the Table. “There’s something about a person who would be able to delineate three incredibly distinct personalities, and then just being able to switch them as an outfit at will. That’s really way more sociopathic than someone who doesn’t really have much more control over it and is compelled to put this suit on. It’s kind of out of his control a little bit.”
That is indeed a very interesting view on things, and Batman is known to be a bit sociopathic at times. In The Batman, we see a very stripped down Bruce Wayne who cares little for his family name and business, but the “legacy” that he is embodying by being Batman and fighting for justice.
We’ll have to see how this plays out if a sequel comes.