Robert Pattinson, English actor known for his role in ‘Twilight’, US romantic fantasy film, appears to have been confirmed as the new Batman by Matt Reeves, the film’s director.
Reeves took to Twitter on Monday to share an animated GIF of Pattinson with three Bat emojis, confirming the casting.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) June 3, 2019
The 33-year-old movie star will be expected to protect and serve Gotham City for three upcoming Batman movies.
It is believed that Reeves will be directing a trilogy of films for Warner Bros. with Pattinson in the leading role. The first in the trilogy ‘The Batman’, is expected to be released in 2021.
There were earlier reports that apart from the British actor, X-Men’s Nicholas Hoult, Armie Hammer, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, were among the frontrunners for one of the most iconic fictional characters in the world.
Deadline, however, reported that Warner Bros. approved Reeves’ choice to make Pattinson the new Batman.
“Pattinson has been considered a frontrunner because the filmmaker liked him, but the studio was torn between him and Nicholas Hoult, and wanted both of the actors on tape because this is such a big decision on a cornerstone Warner Bros DC franchise,” the news outlet wrote.
Pattinson is expected to follow on from Ben Affleck in the DC franchise, playing a younger version of the Caped Crusader than Affleck in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)’ and ‘Justice League (2017).’
The gifted movie star rose to fame as Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ vampire films opposite Kristen Stewart, and has also starred in films such as ‘The Lost City Of Z’, ‘Water For Elephants’, ‘The Rover and Remember Me’.
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