According to Variety, Robert Pattinson, yes the same Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame, is set to take over the role of Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film, titled The Batman. While he was among the rumors floating around after it was announced Warner Bros. was looking for a younger actor to take over the role from Ben Affleck, Pattinson definitely didn’t make our list of preferences for the role.
Personally, I’m having a hard time picturing him in the role, both as Bruce Wayne and as Batman. With that said, I’ve heard from many people that Pattinson has made a name for himself as quite a good actor in indie films post-Twilight that I admittedly have not seen. So, while he wouldn’t have been a top choice of mine right off the bat, I will reserve my judgement until I see what he has to offer.
It should be noted that talks are still ongoing and it is not a done deal yet, but it will likely be made official shortly.
The Batman is scheduled to go into production later this year and is currently set to release in theaters on June 25, 2021.
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