Robert Pattinson threw filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s famous secrecy back at him after landing an audition for The Batman while filming new movie Tenet.
Nolan is well-known for keeping the plot and casting details for his films close to his chest, and when his new leading man found out he was in the running to replace Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, he decided to lie about the role.
“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,” Robert tells The Irish Times. “So I had to lie to Chris about having to go for a screen test. I said I had a family emergency.
“As soon as I said, ‘It’s a family emergency’, he said, ‘You’re doing The Batman audition, aren’t you?'”
Pattinson’s new movie is now set to be released later this month (August 2020), while filming on The Batman is set to recommence next month (September 2020) after the project was put on ice due to the COVID crisis. It will hit cinemas in October 2021.
Nolan also has a history with the DC Comics superhero – he directed The Dark Knight trilogy with Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and his batty alter ego.