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Matt Reeves Says Robert Pattinson’s ‘Batman’ Is Inspired By Kurt Cobain




Matt Reeves has confirmed that Robert Pattinson’s Batman was inspired by the Nirvana frontman. 

In a recent interview with Empire, the director explains what inspired him to explore a different side of Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne.

Reeves shared that he was listening to Nirvana’s Something In The Way when he decided to make his character less of a “playboy” and more of a “recluse”.

“That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse,” he says.


“So I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalised version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor.”

Reeves added that Pattinson caught his attention after appearing in the Good Time. “In that movie you could really feel his vulnerability and desperation, but you could also feel his power.”

“I thought that was a great mix. He’s also got that Kurt Cobain thing, where he looks like a rock star, but you also feel like he could be a recluse.”


The Batman premieres March 4, 2022.

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