Robert Pattinson Is the New Batman

Posted: May 31, 2019 1:45 PM
Robert Pattinson Is the New Batman

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Robert Pattinson will star as Batman in Warner Brothers's latest retelling of the DC comic. 

Warner Bros. selected Pattinson over actor Nicolas Hoult and intends to sign Pattinson for a 3-movie franchise. The first installment of the series, The Batman, is scheduled to hit theaters on June 25, 2021, and will be directed by Matt Reeves (known for War for the Planet of the Apes). 

The film will focus on Bruce Wayne in his formative years, hence why Pattinson was chosen as Warner Bros. wanted an actor in his early 30s.

Pattinson has an impressive filmography. Although known for his role as the vampire Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, Pattinson has shown his acting prowess in films such as High Life, Good Time, and The Lost City of Z. He is set to star in Christopher Nolan’s next film, Tenet, and just debuted in Robert Eggers’ film, The Lighthouse, at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. 

The reaction to Pattinson’s casting was largely positive. 

Writer and director Scott Derrickson said that Pattinson "is a remarkable actor and an outstanding choice for the new Batman." 

Other Twitter users agreed. 

Pattinson's Lighthouse co-star, Willem Dafoe, also offered Pattinson praise, saying "he's got a strong chin."