“It’s funny because Chris is so secretive about everything to do with his movies,” Pattinson told The Irish Times. “And then I had to be really secretive about Batman stuff. So I had to lie to Chris about having to go for a screen test – I said I had a family emergency.
"And as soon as I said, ‘It’s a family emergency,’ he said, ‘You’re doing the Batman audition, aren’t you?’”
Pattinson was cast as the lead in The Batman in May 2019, reportedly fending off competition from Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Armie Hammer and Nicholas Hoult.
New of his casting was leaked two weeks early, which Pattinson later said made him “f***ing furious”.
Production on The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, was halted in the UK in March, but is expected to resume this September. The film also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano as the villainous Riddler.
Tenet, which has been postponed three times due to coronavirus, is now due to premiere on 26 August. The espionage thriller also stars John David Washington and Elizabeth Debicki.
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