Published: Sat, May 18, 2019

Robert Pattinson reported to be starring in Matt Reeves' The Batman

Robert Pattinson reported to be starring in Matt Reeves' The Batman

The 33-year-old actor is in negotiations to play "The Batman" in Matt Reeves' upcoming superhero film, out June 2021, Variety reports.

"Pattinson was cast even as Reeves continues to polish a final version of the script", according to Variety.

THR says Pattison is the top contender and that it is not clear if an offer is on the table.

Twilight fans may still love Robert Pattinson as Edward the sparkling vampire but it looks like the actor has a new avatar coming up. Deadline reported that the studio are trying to decide between the former Twilight star and Nicholas Hoult, while The Hollywood Reporter suggested Armie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are two of the other names linked to the part.

Robert Pattison replaces outgoing Dark Knight Ben Affleck who left the role reportedly over not being able to get the script right. Since then, Reeves has taken over the duty and responsibility to find the apt batman.

The new Batman movie was originally being directed by Ben Affleck until Reeves took over the directing role in January 2017.

Warner Bros. have made no comment on the report, though Pattinson is now preparing to shoot another film for them under director Christopher Nolan.

The news has only been out for a short while and the internet is already exploding in response. It's also not going to be an origin story like many reboots and won't tie into the existing DC films. After all, fans have been fascinated by the evildoers populating Gotham City ever since the TV series starring Adam West first hit our screens during the 1960s.

Pattinson's post-Potter and "Twilight" career has seen him team up with a number of high-profile directors.

It's very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale.

So it seems most likely that Pattinson is the new Batman, which is sure to spark an insane amount of debate and discussion. I'm just having the hardest time with it, speaking personally. Let us know in the comments section below.

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