Robert Pattinson To Play Batman On-Screen
Robert Pattinson is set to take over the role of “The Batman” in director Matt Reeves’ upcoming superhero film, according to report.
Although casting isn’t finalized yet, report suggests that the former “Twilight” star is the top choice for the Warner Bros.-DC Comics film and the deal is set to be inked soon.
Pattinson will be one of the youngest actors to portray Batman in a film. He’s only slightly older than Christian Bale was when he starred in “Batman Begins,” but several years younger than Adam West, Michael Keaton and George Clooney were when they took on the role.
Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, assumed “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been developing the elusive project ever since.
Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the Caped Crusader behind following “Justice League,” allowing Reeves to pick his own Bruce Wayne.
A former “Twilight” heartthrob who has successfully turned to art-house fare, Pattinson, becomes the youngest actor to ever play Batman on the big screen.
Pattinson has a total of four films opening this year, beginning with Claire Denis’ “High Life.” He also appears in Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” which bows at the Cannes Film Festival, “The King” for Netflix and “Waiting for the Barbarians.”