Bye bye Batfleck, hello Patman? If the rumours are true, then Robert Pattinson may very well be the next Batman.
Variety broke the news that Pattinson is in negotiations to play ”The Batman” in the Matt Reeves-directed movie. Although “it’s not yet a done deal”, the 33-year-old Brit is the top choice for Warner Bros.
It’s also worth noting that “X-Men” star Nicholas Hoult is also shortlisted but reports suggest that Pattinson pretty much has this in the bag. Besides the aforementioned actors, Armie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were also considered for the Caped Crusader role.
Reeves is still working on the script for ”The Batman”. According to the filmmaker, the DC superhero flick will more of a detective story than a superhero movie. “It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional,” he was quoted as saying.
“It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation,” Reeves added.
Pattinson rose to fame as Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. He soon shot to superstardom when he played the heartthrob vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” saga.
The English actor is slightly older than Christian Bale when he portrayed Batman but younger than Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, and Adam West when they took on this DC hero.
“The Batman” is scheduled to open on 25th June 2021.