Robert Pattinson to Play ‘The Batman’ for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. - PATTMAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

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Gordon Cole

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Robert Pattinson to Play ‘The Batman’ for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)
By JUSTIN KROLL

He’s going from sex symbol to bat symbol. Sources tell Variety that Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play “The Batman” in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming superhero film, which hits theaters June 25, 2021.

While sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly. Warner Bros. had no comment.

Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer.

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.

Reeves will produce “The Batman” with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.

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

A former “Twilight” heartthrob who has successfully turned to arthouse fare, Pattinson, 32, becomes the youngest actor to ever play Batman on the big screen.

Warner Bros., in giving Reeves plenty of time to develop the script, is hoping the latest iteration of the DC icon is done right, following the disappointments of “Batman v Superman” and “Justice League.”

No official start date has been set for “The Batman.” Insiders tell Variety filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020.

Pattinson is about to shoot another film for WB: Christopher Nolan’s event movie co-starring John David Washington, which is set to open July 17, 2020.

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.”

He is repped by WME, the Curtis Brown Group, and 3 Arts Entertainment.

I'm actually pretty pumped for this now. If you still think of him as Edward, watch Good Time, The Lost City of Z and The Rover. Getting the guy who made the last two Planet of the Apes movies doesn't hurt either.
 

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I actually really enjoyed Ben Affleck's Batman in Batman V. Superman. At least with the fight scenes. Dude was built like a brick shithouse and I believed in him being intimidating when he would just throw dudes like rag dolls, because he looked strong enough to do it. I kind of wish he got his own standalone movie, because I feel like he was alright.

Fucking shitty person outside acting, tho. I like Pattinson's acting, I'm just not ready to be convinced it will be believable watching him as some mildly psychotic crime fighter. Then again, thought the same out of Ben Affleck too at first.
 

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I actually really enjoyed Ben Affleck's Batman in Batman V. Superman. At least with the fight scenes. Dude was built like a brick shithouse and I believed in him being intimidating when he would just throw dudes like rag dolls, because he looked strong enough to do it. I kind of wish he got his own standalone movie, because I feel like he was alright.

Fucking shitty person outside acting, tho. I like Pattinson's acting, I'm just not ready to be convinced it will be believable watching him as some mildly psychotic crime fighter. Then again, thought the same out of Ben Affleck too at first.
I prefer Affleck's Superman.
 

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This seems to be a pattern when it comes to Batman movies; they announce someone you would never expect to be Batman or one of the major characters, people shit all over it, and then the performance turns out to be so much better than expected. We've seen this with Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, and Heath Ledger.

There are exceptions of course. Nobody liked Jared Leto's Joker since it seemed tryhard from the very beginning. But all the same, this doesn't seem like a bad idea, and Pattinson deserves to be remembered outside of starring in Twilight anyway.
 

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Just as long as Pattinson learns how to use a fucking comb and a razor, I'm okay with this.

And you know they're going to have to toss in some throwaway line the movie like, "'Batman?' Like what, are you some kinda vampire or somethin'?"
 

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I wonder who will play Batman when they reboot it again 5 years from now though.
 
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