Nolan is well-known for keeping plot and casting details for his films close to his chest, and when his new leading man found out he was in the running to replace Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, he decided to lie about the role.
"It's funny because Chris is so secretive about everything to do with his movies, and then I had to be really secretive about Batman stuff," Robert tells The Irish Times. "So I had to lie to Chris about having to go for a screen test. I said I had a family emergency."
"As soon as I said, 'It's a family emergency', he said, 'You're doing 'The Batman' audition, aren't you?'."
Pattinson's new movie is now set to be released later this month, while filming on "The Batman" is set to recommence next month after the project was put on ice due to the COVID crisis. It will hit cinemas in October, 2021.