Though the final deal is yet to be finalised, Robert Pattinson of Twilight saga might take up the role of the caped crusader in Matt Reeves’ upcoming DC movie The Batman by Warner Bros.
Besides Pattinson, Reeves’ list has other names with the likes of Armie Hammer, Nicholas Hoult and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Reeves, who was behind the Planet of the Apes trilogy, took over the direction of the superhero stand-alone after Ben Affleck stepped away from the director’s chair in 2017. Affleck also quit as the caped crusader altogether, which enabled Reeves to revise the script for a younger Bruce Wayne.
While hardly anything has been unveiled about the plot of The Batman, Reeves revealed to The Hollywood Reporter, “You can’t have Batman without a villain. There will be a rogues gallery.” He also informed that the casting process would begin shortly.
The Batman will be produced by Reeves along with his Planet of the Apes collaborator Dylan Clark.
If Pattinson bags the role of Batman, it will be the biggest studio film he’ll sign since 2012’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. He will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s new movie with Warner Bros.
The Batman is set to fly into the theaters on 25 June 2021.