A young actor stars in a young-adult sci-fi romantic series where he is an unusually pale boy but with oddly charming looks. The first film somehow manages to sail through but the next three films can’t repeat the same magic. Each film only adds to the annoyance of the viewers, failing to score high in both ratings and box-office. The cheesy, pale (literally) and wooden performance from the young leads become pop culture’s favorite laughing stock. The backlash the young actors face in the years after the last film’s release is immense and mostly unjustified. At this juncture, you might feel that the careers of the said young actors are done for. But guess what, flash forward 7 years and we have an entirely different picture to talk about. One of them is the new Batman and the other is one of Charlie’s Angels.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart‘s career graph is immensely interesting for any film buff. After tasting success and notoriety at a very early stage of their career with the ‘Twilight’ series, both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart started back from the scratch and has done all the hard work over the years to establish themselves as bankable actors again. But right now, let’s talk about Robert Pattinson for a bit.
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born and brought up in London. He was born on 1st May 1986 and was inclined towards music from an early age. He was a shy kid in childhood and with his father’s insistence, joined a London theatre group. Initially, Pattinson was hesitant about his film career in America and acting as a career in general. But the casting director of ‘Vanity Fair’ (2004) got him a small but important role in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005). Through that one small role, he became famous among Potterheads.
However, his milestone in acting career came with the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s book ‘Twilight’. Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen featured opposite to Kirsten Stewart’s Bella Swan. The film received subdued success but nonetheless was a solid stepping stone for the franchise. The following films in the series were badly made, in terms of its approach and the writing. The actors were ridiculed but the series ended with ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ (2012). The series moved Robert to the elite class of the most talked about celebrities but acting-wise, he had a lot to prove.
Robert went back to his original love for cinema and the cinephile in him crafted a new identity for him. It all started with David Cronenberg‘s ‘Cosmopolis’ (2012). He gave a compelling performance that was far removed from the chocolaty boy persona of Edward Cullen. After that, he worked mostly in indie films and was a regular in Film Festivals. In films like ‘The Rover’ (2014), ‘Maps to the Stars’ (2014), ‘Queen of the Desert’ (2015), ‘Life’ (2015), ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ (2015) he gave a series of astonishing performances. But he made the jump with the 2016 film ‘The Lost City of Z’ that opened in New York Film Festival. His amazing physical transformation and acting in that film got the attention of everyone. But so far, his career-high is definitely the crime thriller ‘Good Time’ (2017) where his performance garnered a 6-minute long standing ovation from the Cannes crowd. He then worked with Claire Denis in ‘High Life’ (2018) and gave another memorable performance.
The revival arc of Robert Pattinson has been amazing. He has gone back and worked with celebrated directors in critically acclaimed films and has been a Film Festival darling. So now you must be wondering what is the next Robert Pattinson movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Robert Pattinson films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Robert Pattinson movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
7. The Lighthouse (2019)
Earlier this year’s Cannes got a dual dose of mad acting from Williem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. Robert Eggers’ ‘The Lighthouse’ premiered at the section named Director’s Fortnight and reviews were off the charts. ‘The Lighthouse’—let’s not connect with Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel by the same name—is a black and white horror film that transcends the psychological thriller genre. Based on a remote lighthouse on an English island, the film traverses along the line of psychological breakdown and its hysterical atmosphere. Viewers couldn’t get enough of the film and the leads’ performance. The movie is all set to release in theatres in the US on October 18, 2019.
6. The King (TBA)
One of Netflix’s biggest releases of the year is ‘The King’. The film is based on William Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V and will focus on a young King’s crisis amidst political turmoil. Timothée Chalamet of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ (2017) is portraying the titular character. The film boasts a star-studded cast and Robert Pattinson will play the negative character named The Dauphin. ‘The King’ will open in the Venice International Film Festival later this August and Netflix will try to repeat the success of last year’s ‘Roma’ with this film.
5. Waiting for the Barbarians (TBA)
Based on the famous novel by J. M. Coetzee, ‘Waiting For The Barbarians’ marks the debut of Colombian director Ciro Guerra’s in an English language film. The movie features a great cast in the form of Johnny Depp, Mark Rylance, and Robert Pattinson. It’s a political thriller that explores the journey of a district magistrate in a distant outpost. Pattinson will play the role of Mandela and the film will open in this year’s Venice International Film Festival.
4. The Devil All the Time (TBA)
‘The Devil All the Time’ is a film directed by Antônio Campos, based on Donald Ray Pollock’s book of the same title. The film unites MCU actors like Tom Holland and Sebastian Stan who replaced another MCU alumna Chris Evans. Robert Pattinson is also in the film and Jake Gyllenhaal is serving as the producer. The film focuses on some vibrant characters of World War II in a post-war period. Filming finished this April and it is expected to release either at the end of this year or in 2020.
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3. The Stars at Noon (TBA)
Robert Pattinson will reunite with Claire Denis after the exceptional ‘High Life’ with this film. It is the cinematic adaptation of Denis Johnson’s 1986 novel of the same name. It focuses on a mysterious woman’s retelling of passion, betrayal, and fear in 1984’s Nicaragua. So far only Pattison is confirmed and no other development has been announced, but we are really excited to see Robert Pattinson in a Claire Denis film again.
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2. Tenet (2020)
Okay, this one is huge. ‘Tenet’ is Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming film that features an enviable cast. Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Micheal Caine, John David Washington, Dimple Kapadia and of course, Robert Pattinson will be in the film. Since it’s a Nolan film, the excitement is sky-high. Also, because it’s a Chris Nolan flick, we have no idea what it is about. We just know that it’s an international espionage drama sprawling over many continents. The actors are currently shooting for the film and we are sure Pattison will impress in a Nolan film as well.
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1. The Batman (2021)
Robert Pattinson is the new Bruce Wayne, people! James Bond and Bruce Wayne are two of the most iconic roles in cinema and to be rumored for both and finally landing one is huge indeed. After the hot mess that was ‘Justice League’ (2017), DCEU needed to put a brake on its Justice league narrative. They instead focused on standalone movies, ‘Aquaman’ (2018) and ‘Shazam’ (2019), that became successes.
Similarly, they are moving with a standalone Batman movie but ever since Ben Affleck moved away from the role, WB was searching for a young actor with credible performances. Robert Pattinson fits the demeanor of the caped crusader and his acting chops have already been discussed. The plot is not disclosed but it will be a noir-driven take on Batman that will focus more on his troubled human side. Catwoman and Penguin are also expected to feature in the film. Considering the fact that director Matt Reeves single-handedly revived the ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise, our excitement has touched the roof.
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