Sources tell Variety that Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play The Batman in Matt Reeves' forthcoming superhero film, which hits United States cinemas in June 2021. Variety initially reported the news as a done deal, but has since updated the status to: "While sources say it's not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it's expected to close shortly".
Pattinson was cast even as Reeves continues to polish a final version of the script. The actor is also gearing up for the release of his X-Men: First Class film, Dark Phoenix.
It's just been revealed that there's a new Batman in Gotham, as reports are coming out that indicate Robert Pattinson is the latest selection to play the superhero on screen. According to a report on Deadline, while Pattinson is indeed a frontrunner, he hasn't yet secured the role.
Robert Pattison replaces outgoing Dark Knight Ben Affleck who left the role reportedly over not being able to get the script right.
While everyone was flipping their lids over this, no one thought to ask who Pattman would be fighting in his adventure to be directed by Matt Reeves.
And Robert Pattinson is already a superhero to several fans. Robert Pattinson is 33 and if he really is Batman, he'll be 35 when the movie comes out, which is actually older than Christian Bale was when Batman Begins was released. However, an insider at Warner Bros. tells HollywoodLife, EXCLUSIVELY, that "it's 95% Robert's film". Before that, Pattinson played the iconic Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter franchise. Reeves' Batman movie is going into pre-production this summer.
The Batman is out on June 25, 2021. He can certainly handle the demands of both Bruce Wayne (who will be younger here than Ben Affleck's version) and the Caped Crusader.
It's very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. I'm just having the hardest time with it, speaking personally.
Of course, we'll let you know more as we figure it all out.