The Batman’s Robert Pattinson Is Reading Comic Books To Prepare To Play The Dark Knight

One of the big news stories of this year in the entertainment world was that Robert Pattinson was cast as Batman in Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie, and it sounds as if he’s taking the role very seriously.

He recently revealed that he’s been doing a lot to prepare for the role, and much of that preparation has been reading Batman comics apparently.

The British actor revealed this during a recent interview (via, and he also admitted not knowing there were so many Batman comics.

“I’m glad I’ve had quite a lot of time,” Pattinson explained.

Pattinson continued: “I didn’t realize there were so many Batman comics. Hundreds and thousands. But I’ve been reading a lot of those, and not really just the kind of classics. I just like reading the sort of individual periodicals.

“It’s nice to kind of see the absolutely contemporary ones.”

Which Batman comics do you think Robert Pattinson is reading?


The Dark Knight Returns is a fantastic Batman graphic novel (Credit: DC Comics)

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The thing I’d like to know is which comics has he been reading because, as he said, there are a lot of Batman comics out there, and tons of really good ones, but there are also a few duds in there.

I’m pretty sure he’s been reading Batman: The Long Halloween, which Reeves’ movie is said to be based on, and it’s a cracking read.

I would go as far as to say that it’s one of the best Batman comics ever written, and that’s saying something because there have been some incredible Batman stories.

Year One is brilliant. The Dark Knight Returns is a classic. The Killing Joke is a must-read, and I have a soft spot for The Cult.

If you’re into Batman, I would highly recommend you read all those graphic novels.

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