Robert Pattinson Cast as 'The Batman'

Has Robert Pattinson been cast as Matt Reeves's Batman?

Robert Pattinson to Play ‘The Batman’ for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)

Though Pattinson is believed to be close to being cast, it's believed Reeves is still fine-tuning the final version of the film's script. According to their sources, it's down to Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Dark Phoenix), but that Pattinson does indeed hold the edge.

THR says Pattison is the top contender and that it is not clear if an offer is on the table.

On Thursday, Variety reported that "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is "going from sex symbol to bat symbol".

But there is also plenty of support for Pattinson, with some pointing out there was similar hoopla surrounding Heath Ledger's selection as the Joker in "The Dark Knight".

Director Reeves is most famous for helming the last two Planet of the Apes movies.

And Robert Pattinson is already a superhero to several fans.

Pattinson will be the seventh actor to play a big screen Batman, after Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Affleck. Their sources said Armie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were also considered for the role of Batman in the movie.

Twitter also has some opinions and, surprisingly, a lot of them are positive. "Judging by Pattinson's career moves post Twilight, he probably would not agree to do this unless there was merit to it. Affleck sucked".

Given that Reeves initially signed on in 2017 and the film is not set to premiere until 2021, Warner Bros.is clearly taking every precaution necessary to ensure that this iteration of Bruce Wayne resonates. Nonetheless, this time is a little more peculiar, as Ben Affleck pulled out when the character is still intertwine with the DC cinematic universe.

Pre-production on the Matt Reeves directed film is expected to begin this summer.

From being the world's sexiest vampire for an entire generation of teenage girls, actor Robert Pattinson is now all set to become the Batman. Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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