Robert Pattinson snuck out of the sets of one Batman director to make it to the screen test of the new Batman movie.
Pattinson said that he had to make up an excuse to explain his absence from the set of the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie Tenet. In an interview with ew.com. Robert said that He said that he cited a “family emergency” for his absence from the sets of Tenet, but the filmmaker was quick to see through his flimsy alibi.
The actor said, “It’s funny because Chris(Nolan) is always so secretive about everything to do with his movies, now I had to be really secretive about the Batman stuff. So, I was forced 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?’”
The Lighthouse actor has said that keeping up with co-star John David Washington on the sets of Tenet had worked out in favour of building his physique for the Batman role. John David is an ex-NFL player, and Pattinson had to stretch himself thin to keep up with David on set as the actor has admitted to not being much of a fitness fan.
Set as an action epic, evolved from the world of international espionage, in signature Nolan fashion, the second trailer has hinted at “inversion” against time travel as a way of survival, and the latest trailer had glimpses of the mission in which secret agents Pattinson and Washington would be involved.
The supporting actors in Tenet include Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Clemence Poesy. The film has been shot across India, the US, the UK, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, and Norway. The release date of Tenet has been pushed back due to the pandemic.
Batman, starring Zoe Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano and Jeffrey Wright, will release in October 2021.