Christopher Nolan On Robert Pattinson As Batman: "He Certainly Did Not Ask Me For Any Advice"

Christopher Nolan and Robert Pattinson only said "a couple of things" about it during the making of 'Tenet'.

Christopher Nolan and Robert Pattinson kept a "respectful silence" about The Batman.

Pattinson is taking the role of the Caped Crusader in the new movie — helmed by Matt Reeves — while Nolan is arguably best known for directing The Dark Knight trilogy, but they only said "a couple of things" to one another about the new role.

Speaking to Singapore's CNA network, Nolan said: "He certainly did not ask me for any advice. We kept a respectful silence around the issue 'til very near the end of the shoot. We said a couple of things and made a couple of jokes. We did have a little bit of a conversation about the various aspects of what he was going to be putting himself through. But I was thrilled that he was cast. I think that he'll do an amazing job and I'm really excited to see what he does with that character."

Nolan and Pattinson recently worked together on Tenet and the Twilight star previously revealed he tried to sneak away from the set to audition for The Batman.

The 34-year-old actor said: "It's funny because Chris is so secretive about everything to do with his movies. And then I had to be really secretive about Batman stuff. So I had to lie to Chris about having to go for a screen test - I said I had a family emergency. And as soon as I said 'it's a family emergency' he said: 'You're doing the Batman audition, aren't you?'"

However, Pattinson admitted that working on Tenet ultimately helped his audition as he had gotten extremely fit from trying to keep up with co-star and former football star John David Washington on set.

He explained: "When I'm running on screen I'm generally paired with John David who is an ex-NFL player so it was the most unfair thing in the world. The maximum workout I do most of the time is a casual stroll. John David can run all day long. It was good that I ended up being pretty fit. But definitely, at the beginning, there were days I just could not walk afterwards." 

Tenet opened in Singapore on Aug 27 and topped the box-office over the weekend. 

Watch Nolan's CNA Lifestyle interview here:


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