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Let Timothée Chalamet Play Robin! He Really Wants It!

Let him wear the tights!

Timothée Chalamet in the King

Timothée Chalamet is one of the delights of the internet. A small boy with a desire to rap about statistics, many of the teens of the internet (and adults—don’t get me wrong, I’m one of them) have flocked to his awkward ways and found joy in this young man and his willingness to be silly at every turn.

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But, while promoting his new Netflix film The King at the New York premiere, Chalamet ended up being the most relatable he ever could be: He went on a tangent about how much he loves Robin and basically threw his hat into the imaginary ring to play the character.

Robert Pattinson, who is in the film with Chalamet, is Matt Reeves’ Bruce Wayne, and with that comes a whole category of “What is this?” kind of questions, but then again, we’re just going to go along with The Batman and see where it takes us. That being said, this video is so cute because, unlike many actors who lobby for themselves to play a part, Chalamet literally just explains that he’s loved Robin since he was a kid and then goes on this long-winded explanation of how he’d not say no to playing Robin, but also that no one really puts Robin in movies anymore, and then he realized that wasn’t completely true and … well, you watched it. It’s adorable.

Twitter, it seems, is on board with the idea of Chalamet taking on the red/green/yellow spandex.

To be honest, it wouldn’t be a bad casting choice—or a bad idea to include Robin in something if you don’t make it, you know, cheesy, which I think is the main fear surrounding bringing Robin back into the world of Batman movies. No one really understands that you can make Robin a character without making him a cartoonish idea.

So, maybe let Reeves take him on and give Chalamet his dream role. Do it for this sweet boy who literally went into a dissertation about the character.

(image: Netflix)

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