Twilight's Robert Pattinson to play Batman

Lula Sharp
May 18, 2019

Sources tell Variety that Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play The Batman in Matt Reeves' forthcoming superhero film, which hits U.S. cinemas in June 2021.

Variety reports that "it's not yet a done deal" but "Pattinson is the top choice and it's expected to close shortly".

Pattinson is in talks to play Batman in the Matt Reeves led project according to Variety on Thursday night.

Fans were quick to react to the images with a number of Sparkling Batman references clearly making fun of Pattinson's role in Twilight, where the Vampires sparkle.

Earlier this year, the era of Batfleck passed when Ben Affleck confirmed that he has stepped aside from his role as the Dark Knight.

Robert Pattison replaces outgoing Dark Knight Ben Affleck who left the role reportedly over not being able to get the script right.

After years of seemingly tumultuous pre-production, writer/director Matt Reeve's solo Batman film appears to be coming together.

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Reeves, the director of Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes, took over directing duties of The Batman in February 2017.

So, that petition to fire Robert Pattinson from the Batman role should be posted in a few minutes. At 32, Pattinson will be the youngest actor to ever play Batman on the big screen. With rumors that Nicholas Hoult may also still be in the running, Warner Bros has yet to confirm the casting.

The Film hits theaters June 25, 2021.

According to whispers from the U.S. overnight, he is the hot tip to replace Ben Affleck as one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. Reminds me of the time we were all convinced Asa Butterfield would play Spider-Man and then Tom Holland swung in.

"It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films", he said. Who do you think the other four villains could be?

Are you excited by the prospect of either Pattinson or Hoult playing Batman?

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