Robert Pattinson Officially Tapped to Play 'The Batman'
It’s official: Robert Pattinson is the new Batman.
The actor and Warner Bros. have come to terms on a deal in which Pattinson will play the Caped Crusader for Matt Reeves’ movie set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Warner Bros. confirmed the news to Variety on Friday.
Pre-production on the DC Comics flick is expected to start this summer. No official start date has been set for filming “The Batman.”
Reeves took over directing duties from Ben Affleck, who starred as Batman in two titles directed by Zack Snyder: 2016’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and 2017’s ‘Justice League.’ Both films received mixed reviews and were generally disappointing for Warner Bros. in its efforts to compete with Marvel in the superhero genre. Reeves previously made the last two ‘Planet of the Apes’ sequels.
Pattinson came to fame as a result of the five-film ‘Twilight’ franchise. He then took on smaller indie and art house projects to re-calibrate his career, eventually becoming one of Hollywood’s most esteemed actors.
Pattinson recently appeared in Claire Denis’ ‘High Life.’ He is also starring in Christopher Nolan’s next film ‘Tenet,’ set to open July 17, 2020, in addition to the upcoming ‘The Lighthouse,’ which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.