Robert Pattinson Praises TDK & Heath Ledger; "Desperately" Wants To Play A Superhero

Have a look at what the Twilight actor has to say about breaking away from that franchise, starring in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, and why he thought Heath Ledger's performance in TDK would change the industry..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 6/8/2012
Before teenage girls the world over go into swoon mode for Pattinson's final portrayal of sparkly vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight: Breaking Dawn pt 2, we will see him in a very different type of role in a very different type of movie - David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis. It would seem the actor is attempting to distance himself from the franchise which he is most closely associated with, but that's not all he is trying to do. Pattinson says he is determined to push himself as an actor, and if that means making smaller or less mainstream movies then that is what he will do. Speaking to CBC Television's George Stroumboulopoulos he mentions Heath Ledger's powerful, "outside the box" performance as The Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, and then reveals that he is indeed looking to play a superhero in the future..





"You know, I always thought after The Dark Knight, for instance, it makes tons and tons of money, and Heath is doing something just outside - and people understand what he's doing, it's not like he's not doing something totally crazy, but it's just slightly outside the box of what people are used to seeing, and I really thought that was going to change everything about how the big budget movies are made. But it didn't, at all. If every single actor wasn't afraid of trying to do something slightly abstract and not concerned about their movie making tons and tons of money, then eventually the industry would change."

Asked if he hoped to achieve such an iconic performance, he said: "I think you can once. I don't know how many other times. I'm desperately trying to get a superhero movie now."


Well, just landing a superhero role doesn't mean you'll give an iconic performance in one, but I guess you have to admire his ambition. Are there any comic-book/superhero roles you guys think Pattinson might be suited for? Sound off below.









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Fantine - 6/8/2012, 4:01 AM
He'd make a great Black Panther.
Fantine - 6/8/2012, 4:02 AM
But in seriousness, The Flash? maybe..
batfan175 - 6/8/2012, 4:03 AM
Aquaman would be perfect..so we'd never have to see him on-screen because studios will never EVER make an aquaman film.
MrChuff - 6/8/2012, 4:30 AM
"!Are there any comic-book/superhero roles you guys think Pattinson might be suited for?"

The only answer - No.

End of comments. ;)
er101 - 6/8/2012, 4:34 AM
He is perfectly suited for Alan Scott.
Mrcool210 - 6/8/2012, 4:35 AM
i wouldnt mind him as a hero, he's a good actor hwe just needs a good script. He admitted he phones it in in the twilight movies
marknjoanna - 6/8/2012, 4:35 AM
heaths work on the joker is prob. the best yet in all of cbm s. so good in fact, the next joker will have his hands full. im not even sure if an a list actor would even take the job, but we will see.

r.i.p heath

ps. dont start talking his death is why most everybody loved him in that movie.its disrespectfull and wrong.
SuperDan89 - 6/8/2012, 4:37 AM
You know Pattinson is a good actor, although he has become rich and famous from Twilight he is not seen for his acting ability while starring in these terrible films. Now he is known for his looks so why not do something outside the box and lose his face! e.g. Play Vic Sage (Question)...

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LandoGriffin - 6/8/2012, 4:37 AM
Sorry Bobby you've made your Franchise Choice. NO do-overs. Enjoy your bucktooth mouth breathing co-star
TheSoulEater - 6/8/2012, 4:39 AM
um..............

maybe...Speedy? I can seriously see him as Speedy (Red Arrow)



spidey1994 - 6/8/2012, 4:46 AM
As much as I hate Pattinson now, before Twilight he was not that bad of an actor. Hell, I liked him in Harry Potter.
wildbillyb - 6/8/2012, 4:46 AM
oh man, i'd love to see blade kill this dude.
Christuffer - 6/8/2012, 4:54 AM
The Flash. But wait....Daniel Radcliffe wants to be the flash. Now I can't choose. -__-

No, for real, I'm bummed. Not being sarcastic
MrReese - 6/8/2012, 4:56 AM
@ELgUaSoN LMAO
Christuffer - 6/8/2012, 5:00 AM
Is it just me, or could he actually play a convincing Doctor Strange?

Please don't murder me guys. Think of the actor, not Edward the sparkly douchebag. He's a good actor, he looks like a young Doc Strange, and he's English. Whaaat more could you need?
Thanos005 - 6/8/2012, 5:03 AM
He HATES Twilight, but he gets a load of cash for doing it, say what you will about those movie (I was forced to watch the first one and nearly passed out from the most abysmal acting on display), but if you got the same amount of money as him, you know you would act in those shitty movies too.
OptimusPrime114 - 6/8/2012, 5:10 AM
I kinda want him for Quicksilver in an X-Men and/or Avengers sequel.
RorMachine - 6/8/2012, 5:10 AM
Ok, I keep hearing "oh he's a good actor outside of Twilight etc..in what movie? Please someone tell me because I have seen quite a few of em and while not quite as bad as he is in Twilight, he is FAR from good. And don't anyone say those 5 frackin minutes he spent in Harry Potter either!
AC1 - 6/8/2012, 5:11 AM
Agree with him on the Heath Ledger stuff, no thanks to him as a superhero
MiracleMe - 6/8/2012, 5:12 AM
Sandman maybe?
I dunno, I'm not that familiar with the guy. I've never seen a movie that he's been in. There's nothing about those Twilight movies that interest me at all.
Kolossus - 6/8/2012, 5:23 AM
How 'bout that gay Green Lantern...
Bucht - 6/8/2012, 5:24 AM
Maybe the guy is a decent actor, who knows.
He'll have to be in a decent movie first to prove that.
He already looks like Matt Murdock.. on drugs.
R888 - 6/8/2012, 5:24 AM
[frick] no
Ortonito - 6/8/2012, 5:27 AM
Keep this shitbag away from CBM's, unless they're DC of course.
Berger45 - 6/8/2012, 5:35 AM
@Ortonito - lol. Like Marvel would not love to have him, lmao
AlibiBreakfast - 6/8/2012, 5:43 AM
Please, no.
ajrmarvel - 6/8/2012, 5:50 AM
@TelaVizion, he played Cedric foggiest in the goblet of fire.
ajrmarvel - 6/8/2012, 5:51 AM
Cedric diggory *
DoubleL - 6/8/2012, 5:51 AM
He said that he wanted to be in a superhero "movie" and praised Ledger's Joker. Instead of hero, focus on him as a villian. It would have to be a character like the Riddler.
SirGeneralGreatness - 6/8/2012, 5:54 AM
@Ortonito

Hahaha I saw what you did there! You said keep that shitbag away from CBM's UNLESS they're DC....cause you think DC is shit and should have shit actors. Man that was hilarious, your humour is just superb, get that man a funny award fast! Just...just so wonderful.

It would be fair though given the number of shitbags that have been in Marvel....Chris Evans, Tobey Maguire, Rhys Ifans, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Affleck etc etc
TheSoulEater - 6/8/2012, 6:02 AM
No one else thinks he could pull off a Red Arrow?

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DeadManDann - 6/8/2012, 6:11 AM
Pretty sure he was joking about desperately wanting to get a superhero role. Just pay attention to the last few seconds of the vid.
ClarkFarley2012 - 6/8/2012, 6:13 AM
maybe möbius the living vampire. That's all I see him as.
XmutantX - 6/8/2012, 6:17 AM
youngblood-shaft
x-men-x-man
marvel72 - 6/8/2012, 6:18 AM
he can only play dc characters,marvel is far too cool for him. :D
MrsTonyStark0507 - 6/8/2012, 6:27 AM
"If every single actor wasn't afraid of trying to do something slightly abstract and not concerned about their movie making tons and tons of money, then eventually the industry would change."

Right, because he REALLY practices what he preaches. Remember that great abstract character that Robert Pattinson played in that great film?

Yeah, me neither. Stay away, sparkly vampire, stay away!!
SkullFace616 - 6/8/2012, 6:31 AM
He's good in Water for Elephants.
mcgriff1290 - 6/8/2012, 6:33 AM
If he was smart he would try to play harry in the sequel to the new Spiderman that could be a good look for him
TheSisko - 6/8/2012, 6:34 AM
@Sirgeneralgreatness
you do realize that Chris Evans has been in a DC/Vertigo movie right? Check your facts before making stupid statements. AS far as Pattinson, I would not mind seeing him as Nightcrawler or possible Moribus. AS far as DC characters John Constantine, a rebooted Hal Jordan or maybe Andrew Bennet.
ManWhoLaughs - 6/8/2012, 6:37 AM
He's British so I, sure he'll be offered the starring role of Alpha Flight the movie....his wedding will be wonderful
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