Robert Pattison confirmed as new Batman
Its believed Warner Bros, have confirmed Pattison for the upcoming trilogy of Batman movies
After weeks of rumours that Robert Pattinson will be taking on the role of Batman, Warner Bros confirmed they have closed the deal for him to wear the iconic cape.
That’s right, R-Patz has been approved as the star of The Batman trilogy of films that Matt Reeves will direct later this year, according to Deadline.
Reports said that Pattinson was a front runner because the filmmaker liked him, but the studio was debating between him and Nicholas Hoult, and wanted both of the actors on tape.
The news comes after reports from different sources, stated the 33-year-old was in talks for the role.
It was originally thought I was going to be given to star Ben Affleck, before the production moved on in favour of a younger star.
We already knew that filmmaker Matt Reeves’s ‘new vision’ for Batman was for a ‘younger’ Bruce Wayne and a ‘very point of view-driven, noir Batman tale’ that would suit Pattinson’s moody, indie film background.
News of his involvement caused some concern among fans, who may only know the actor from his time in the Twilight films.
There are just over two years until the June 25, 2021 release but conflicting reports by Deadline earlier this month suggested the Skins actor was still very much in the running for The Batman role.
Earlier this month sources said Hoult and Pattinson were ‘both’ at the top of director Reeves’ shortlist.
There were, of course, the Robert Pattinson stans who still remember him best as Edward Cullen in the vampire film franchise, and were punching the air that we get to see the heartthrob in another serious role outside the realms of tween fiction, saying they were ‘pumped’ and calling it a ‘good day’ for film.
Many argued that Pattinson has the edge over his predecessor Affleck, who was heavily criticised for his depiction of Batman in Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Ben stepped down from acting in or directing the next release in January, later admitting that he was ‘never happy’ with his script for the forthcoming film.
Yet fans of the superhero films will know that Pattinson has some big shoes to fill.
Christian Bale’s is considered one of the most popular portrayals of Batman, seen in such films as Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Then, of course, there’s Adam West, who is still widely thought of as the original Batman because of his part in the first 1966 film and TV series.
Michael Keaton, George Clooney and Val Kilmer have all similarly taken their turns in the suit.