The comic character Batman is not only known for his bat costume, but also for his deep voice for many years. At least that’s how the last two Batman actors Christian Bale (48) and Ben Affleck (49) interpreted their roles. Colleague Robert Pattinson (35 years old), who will embody the Dark Knight in the upcoming movie “Batman” (from March 3 in cinemas), wanted to break away from this tradition.
Speaking to talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, 54, Pattinson revealed that he originally wanted Batman to whisper, “Everyone does it in this cruel and sexy way. I figured I’d do the exact opposite and whisper right.” He tried for two weeks, but the people in the group quickly took him out of it: “It looked so awful.” Everyone told him not to: “You have to talk to him in a different way.”
Christian Bale also changed his voice as Batman
At the beginning of the month, director Matt Reeves, 55, spoke about the British voiceover as Batman. In an interview with GQ magazine, he revealed that Pattinson looks like a “chameleon”. He wouldn’t exactly play a role with his voice. For him, disguise is like getting into his role.
By the way, according to Pattinson, it’s not unusual to adjust your pitch again while filming. Christian Bale did, too. If you want to check it out, just take a look at the first trailer from “Batman Begins”, where Bill is still speaking in the original Batman voice.