Article by Chris Foti
Robert Pattinson might be the next Caped Crusader, but the actor is proving that not all heroes wear capes.
James Campbell, a 10-year-old boy with autism and a huge DC fan, would go to Liverpool with his parents every day to visit the production of The Batman. James was hoping to meet the new Dark Knight himself, Robert Pattinson, but never had any luck.
After many failed attempts, James’ mother, Nicola Corkill, reached out to Radio City News on Twitter to try and get some help.
@RadioCityNews can you help my 10yo autistic son get this picture to "batman" he has been at the set in #liverpool today and will be there every night until it is gone. He's a massive fan an this would make his entire year. Please help me out a smile on my boys face #TheBatman pic.twitter.com/ZlWbLbMkgR
— Nicola corkill (@xxnicolac93xx) October 10, 2020
Internet magic did its work and Pattinson and his team got the message of the young Batman fan in Liverpool. They sent Campbell a Batman-themed gift basket, including a handwritten note from Pattinson that read:
Sorry I missed you. Your drawing was great! I’ll see you next time I’m in Liverpool.
📻 After asking Radio City News to help him get in touch with his hero Robert Pattinson, you'll never guess what's happened?!
— Radio City News (@RadioCityNews) November 6, 2020
James’ father said:
To see him react and be so happy just melted our hearts. His mum was in tears, it was just so amazing the fact that he’d actually got something that he really wanted.
Listen, say what you want about Pattinson and his previous roles (*cough* Twilight) but this is just an awesome move. It shows he really cares about the character and the fans, and knows how important it is to people.
Robert Pattinson makes debut when The Batman hits theaters in 2022.
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