Date: 3rd December 2019
New Batman actor Robert Pattinson has suggested that the Caped Crusader is "not a superhero".
The actor is due to take over the role of the iconic DC character from Ben Affleck in The Batman, but he's since opined that the character's lack of "magical powers" discounts him from the superhero club.
In a new interview with Today, host Felix Geist asked him about what was going through his head when he accepted the part of Bruce Wayne for Warner Bros. next big Bat-blockbuster. Specifically, he questioned whether Pattinson had dreams of playing a superhero. At this, the actor cut in with his belief that the character "doesn't count" as one due to his lack of superpowers.
"Batman's not a superhero. It doesn't count. You need to have, like, magical powers to be a superhero."
Source: Press Release