Robert Pattinson Is Reportedly Ready To Quit “The Batman” Because Director Matt Reeves Is Making Him Work Too Hard

December 30, 2020 / Posted by:

I know things are bad right now, but have you stopped for a minute to consider how much worse they could be should Robert Pattinson become jaded? It’s a fate too horrible to bear yet the rigors of dressing up in a rubber suit and mumbling dialog as The Batman under the relentless command of his director Matt Reeves, might just be what pushes Robert, and therefore all of us, to the brink. According to The Sun (via Cosmic Book News), Matt is a “control freak” and Robert “has been pushed to his breaking point” as a result. And here I thought he had already lost his shit when he was freebasing pasta using a tin foil and a microwave. But that it seems was merely an appetizer to the patty-meltdown that was to come.

CosmicBook News reports:

According to The Sun, Robert Pattinson has been pushed to his breaking point by Matt Reeves who is said to be a “control freak” on set as Reeves is requiring Pattinson to “to do upwards of 50 takes inside the bulky Batman suit, leaving him, and the crew, exhausted.”

The source for the site claims: “Filming has been a grueling process, especially for Robert, as Matt is such a perfectionist. He’ll insist on doing scenes over and over again and get bogged down in the tiny detail. Some­times it’s like he doesn’t know when to stop. Warner Bros can’t afford for the fanbase to be disappointed and have thrown £90million at the film. No one is denying that this is a high stakes production and that Matt is feeling the pressure to get it right. But Robert has had a tough time on these franchise movies before. He hated Twilight by the time it wrapped, and the last thing anyone wants is for him to become jaded.”

God forbid. We might assume that some of Robert’s exhaustion might be COVID-related since he was diagnosed with it back in September. However, there are rumors going around that his diagnosis was faked to cover up the fact that Robert and Matt were at odds, partly due to the fact that Robert refused to do his Batman workouts and showed up to set looking more like an anemic vampire bat.

Regarding the reports from October, it has actually been claimed that Robert Pattinson testing positive for COVID was fake and a cover story as Pattinson has been butting heads with Reeves which is causing massive issues with production and that The Batman is in deep trouble, something the report by The Sun seems to corroborate.

In October, Hollywood writer and director Gary J. Tunnicliffe confirmed all the rumors about the troubles with The Batman, Robert Pattinson, and Matt Reeves, which at the time were said to be due to Reeves not liking how Pattinson showed up to film without having worked out.

“All I heard was that there were definitely tensions between Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson,” said Tunnicliffe. “That [Pattinson] was being quite difficult to work with. The person I had spoken to, they almost suggested that the situation was that… Because I said, ‘I hear you shut down due to COVID,’ and they said, ‘It’s not COVID that shut us down.’ Then I said, ‘Oh, is it something else?’ I said, ‘Is it your lead actor?’ And they were like, ‘Maybe’ [laughs]

Or maybe he was sick and Matt was unimpressed with his apparent laissez-faire attitude about the disease (like slobbering all over Suki Waterhouse soon after his diagnosis). Because unlike Tom Cruise, who turned his COVID concerns outward (which is understandable given his supernatural powers of invulnerability), Matt’s taking every precaution to protect himself.

“It’s got to the point now where he’s been directing scenes while zipped up inside a puffa coat and with ski goggles on,” claims the source. “As a Covid-secure outfit, it’s questionable. But if it makes him feel more at ease, everyone’s going with it.”

And Robert’s so over it that he’s ready to quit. This might actually be the best idea because after reading the description of Matt’s cool outfit, I would much rather see The Batman replaced by The COVID Safety Man moving forward. The COVID Safety Man is the hero the world need’s right now. Not another whiny mumbler with unexplored daddy issues.


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