THE BATMAN Actors Charlie & Max Carver On Acting Opposite Robert Pattinson, Deleted Scenes & More (Exclusive)
As The Batman arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray today, we recently caught up with actors Charlie and Max Carver to talk about their experience on the film where they featured opposite Robert Pattinson!
The Batman has arrived on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray and to mark the occasion, we were able to sit down with actors Charlie and Max Carver, who played "The Twins," and talk about their experience working on the blockbuster DC Comics adaptation.
The brothers shared their thoughts on the different energy when they were acting opposite leading man Robert Pattinson as The Batman and as Bruce Wayne and also spoke at length about working with director Matt Reeves. They couldn't divulge much about their future in the franchise, but did offer a few details on some potential deleted scenes.
Check out the full video interview below!
ROHAN: Most of your scenes are opposite Robert Pattinson, but you're acting opposite him as both The Batman and as Bruce Wayne - can you tell me about that? Was there different energy on set when he's suited up or when he's not?
MAX: That's a good question, so we're kind of there. When we were reading this, the process of getting this project was doing a lot of auditions from The French Connection, so there's clearly this gritty crime thing, as we read the screenplay, where they're working with The Penguin, working with the Falcone crime family, so we always kind of have the same job to do, but it was interesting to see the difference between Batman, which is one of the first scenes we shot to see Rob. I mean, Rob's like maybe 6’3, just a huge imposing guy and we're not afraid of him. We're not afraid of them because we're untouchable and then we get our asses beat and then, you see Bruce show up who's this kind of wounded, almost shrunken reclusive.
There's such a difference between the two and I thought Rob really brought a special interpretation of this character and in that, there's so much room moving forward, and I can't speak to the sequels or anything like that, but to see Bruce develop into maybe the kind of playboy billionaire we all know, but I love where we start in this and I remember being surprised when he showed up as Bruce, just cause it was really like, “Who is this guy?,” and then he says, “I'm Bruce” and we're like, “Wait, this is Bruce Wayne. A billionaire? The hell? What's he doing here?”
ROHAN: Since you're brothers, your chemistry is well-established going in, but is there anything you guys do between each other to make the other guy's job a bit easier? Or maybe even a bit harder since brothers can have thousands of in-jokes?
CHARLIE: Yeah, it's what's really fun and special about working with Max, we get to kind of - don't get me wrong, we fight sometimes too - but we get to really kind of be there for each other and, if one of us wants to try something, the other one can kind of quickly adapt to be complimentary in that scenario. I remember you do so many takes in a movie of this scale and I remember even that scene where where the Batman, where Rob as Batman shows up at the door the first time, we're kind of like playing with each other on camera in a way that I'm not sure I could do with another actor. So, it is kind of fun and strange to see the final result on screen because it felt that way when we were working together, if that makes any sense.
ROHAN: Were you part of any major deleted scenes or anything?
CHARLIE: We were Colin Farrell’s shadow in the movie. We are holding umbrellas. We are pulling guns, we are in the deep background. Of course, it makes sense stuff has to go on the cutting room floor and you're trying to track the story, right? But, we were omnipresent in those action sequences.
MAX: You don't see us in the final cut, but at one point, Maserati firing guns off.
CHARLIE: Yeah, it was so fun to shoot, so totally worth it.
ROHAN: This is a two-parter since I imagine you can't answer some of it, but what was your experience working with Matt Reeves and have you heard anything about returning for a sequel?
MAX: So well, we wouldn't be able to tell you, we couldn't tell you, wish we could, but working with Matt was - it's one thing to work with a super talented director, it's quite another to work with a super talented director who has been obsessed with Batman since he was a little kid because he brought so much passion and joy to every single day he was on set. I mean, he could act out every scene himself and you could probably watch that movie because he just loves this story and loved everything about the project, so it was infectious and I remember there are a couple times, whenever you're making a film, you go, “Well, what's this going to look like at the end?”
I really have to trust the director and I remember watching The Batman in one of the early screenings and just being overwhelmed with how cinematic and beautiful it was. So, I'm actually stoked because I think the 4K Blu-ray comes out May 24, so this is a movie I've seen three times already. If you missed it in theaters, tough luck, hopefully it comes back. You messed up. But I can't wait to watch this at home again, because the level of detail is just mind-blowing.
CHARLIE: I actually loved the third time I saw it the most because you just really get to appreciate Matt's filmmaking and the contributions of all of the departments and the acting, but you get to see it as a film because you're not kind of clenched about like, “Oh my god, I'm watching The Batman.” It's just a great film, so to be a part of it was pretty incredible.
Batman ventures into Gotham City's underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator's plans become clear, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis.
The Batman is now available on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray!