The actor who portrays Batman, Robert Pattinson, reportedly claimed that he was caught stealing socks while filming The Batman.
Pattinson will follow in the footsteps of George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck as the next iteration of the renowned DC superhero.
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1’s cinema critic Ali Plumb, Pattinson said, “It’s impossible to take anything home from it. I did get a lot of socks. All of my socks are all from ‘Batman.'”
“I kept getting told from Warner Bros., ‘You know, it’s fine to have a few, but you take them every day. How many socks do you need? Because we’ve been shooting for a year,'” Pattinson continued.
Pattinson spent a lot of time working on his Bat-voice, which he confessed wasn’t that good to begin with, in addition to composing music and stealing socks.
He said, “Everyone does this gruff, gravelly thing. And I’m like, ‘I’m going to do the opposite — I’m gonna go really whispery.’ And I tried to do it for the first two weeks, and it just looked absolutely atrocious, and they told me to stop doing it.”
For those unfamiliar, the Harry Potter graduate makes his directorial debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’ newest version of the legendary character from DC Comics, which is now in cinemas.
Though actors aren’t usually permitted to carry objects off sets without authorization, certain celebrities are known to steal items with sentimental value.
Unlike most previous live-action renditions, Pattinson’s Batman is not a sorted, professional costumed vigilante. He still has a long way to go before he can fully realize his potential as a superhero and symbol of dread and justice. “In this iteration, I made a conscious choice that he was going to be emblematic of vengeance,” Reeves said in a recent interview with news agency PTI. “I wanted him to be a Batman in his first couple of years who is still lost in the mystery of being Batman. This was all playing out almost in the shadow side of him so he hadn’t yet reached this place where he could represent hope.”
Pattinson revealed in a recent interview with Fandango that when he donned the entire suit, the crew of “The Batman” behaved differently around him.
Pattinson, who plays Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’ next film, told Fandango, “It has such a kind of totemic power. The crew looked a little bit scared. It’s really weird. If you don’t say anything and you’re just standing there, people get freaked out by it.”
Meanwhile, The Batman is on its way to a massive box office debut throughout the globe. The picture made $57 million in its native market (North America) on Friday and is likely to make approximately $120 million in its first weekend. This is outstanding for a nearly three-hour film with a small audience (it’s more of a police procedural thriller featuring Batman than a full-fledged feature about the superhero).