In today’s Hollywood landscape, it seems like just about every actor is snatching up a comic book role. And considering the box office domination of the genre – including Avengers: Endgame recently becoming the highest-grossing movie in cinematic history – it’s no wonder why. So how about a certain young talent, Timothée Chalamet? It seems like only a matter of time before he joins in on the fun.
Timothée Chalamet has already collaborated with the soon-to-be Batman, Robert Pattinson, for the upcoming Netflix original, The King. Now he’s putting his name in the ring for the Dark Knight’s sidekick, Robin. Check out what he said:
The actor points out how recent Batman iterations have moved away from Robin portrayals. Like when Christopher Nolan waited until the very end of his Dark Knight trilogy to reveal Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s version of Robin, and even that was just a middle name. Zack Snyder also only had a brief wink to the character alongside Ben Affleck’s version.
Yes, maybe Robin’s reputation being rooted in “Holy Batman!” phrases have had filmmakers running in the other direction of adapting the character. But Timothée Chalamet is actually a great choice for Dick Grayson. Not to mention his already-formed connection with Robert Pattinson in The King! Here’s Chalamet speaking to Variety about Pattinson’s Batman and his interest in Robin:
Just a couple of days ago, it was reported that Warner Bros’ developing Nightwing movie is being delayed due to Matt Reeves’ The Batman plans. The writer/director is apparently laying the groundwork for a “fully realized bat-world,” which may include Dick Grayson. So the Nightwing movie is slowing its roll so the filmmaker can line his bat plans in a row.