Twilight Star Robert Pattinson is New Batman: Source Says
Twilight Star Robert Pattinson is officially cast in the upcoming film “The Batman,” according to multiple reports.
Per Variety, Warner Bros. confirmed that the former “Twilight” actor Pattinson signed a deal on Friday to play the Caped Crusader.
The Matt Reeves superhero movie will reportedly hit theaters in June 2021 with pre-production expected to start this summer. No start date has been set for filming.
For Robert’s part, he will be replacing Ben Affleck.
Ben previously announced he would be step back from the role of Batman after starring in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” as well as “The Justice League.”
Every movie received negative reactions from critics and fans alike. He was reportedly tapped to direct “The Batman,” but forsake those duties to Reeves in 2017.
Robert Pattinson’s acceptance of the role makes him the second-youngest Bruce Wayne behind Christian Bale, who was 31 when he took on the character in the 2005 hit “Batman Begins.”
Robert rose to fame in 2008 when he debuted as Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of the popular young adult novel “Twilight.” He would go on to play Edward in four films in the franchise. Since then, he’s stepped away from big-budget projects in favor of more independent fare.
“It’s lovely now that the mania is not so intense,” Robert said in April. “People come up and just have very fond memories of it. It’s a really sweet thing. I think the only scary part was right in the thick of it all, when it was very, very intense. Now the intensity has died down and it’s just very warm memories.”