Robert Pattinson faked a family emergency to land Batman role, here's why!

The 34-year-old actor, who is set to take on the titular role in Matt Reeves' The Batman, has admitted that he had a hard time trying to keep his casting on the down low. In an interview with The Irish Times, Pattinson explained that while working alongside famed director Christopher Nolan on the movie Tenet, he was also auditioning for The Batman. "It's funny because Chris is so secretive about everything to do with his movies," Pattinson said. "And then I had to be really secretive about that 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?'" Warner Bros confirmed Pattinson's role in May 2019 after the actor reportedly beat out fellow stars Nicholas Hoult, Armie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson for the part. In Feb 2020, production on the film was shut down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Currently, The Batman is still set for release on Oct 1, 2021.