Robert Pattinson's Bruce Wayne Inspired by Kurt Cobain, Director Says

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Matt Reeves really said “come as you are” to Robert Pattinson for his new Batman movie — and he meant it in every sense of the word … because Kurt Cobain is on his brain.

The ‘Batman’ director spilled the beans this week in a new Empire interview about the inspiration behind his version of Bruce Wayne — with Pattinson playing the billionaire playboy by day, and the Caped Crusader by night.

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Lo and behold … it was the late Nirvana singer that actually inspired RP’s look — which makes a ton of sense. The guy looks pretty grungy, and now we know why.

Reeves says of the process behind figuring out a new take … “When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana’s ‘Something In The Way.'”

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He adds, “That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse. So, I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor.”

That’s a pretty sweet tribute to Kurt, no doubt. But, fans are pointing out Pattinson’s Wayne appearance is perhaps less punk rock … and more emo. Or at least it was before this new shot of Bob surfaced, where his hair is a little more messy — and he gives off Cobain vibes.

Anyway, Reeves apparently thought Pattinson was the whole package after watching 2017’s “Good Time,” from which he discerned this … “In that movie you could really feel his vulnerability and desperation, but you could also feel his power … He’s also got that Kurt Cobain thing, where he looks like a rock star, but you also feel like he could be a recluse.”

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