Ever since Ben Affleck retired as Batman at the beginning of the year, fans have been wondering who would play the next version of the Caped Crusader in the DC Extended Universe. All that had been revealed was that it would be someone younger than Affleck and that The Batman director Matt Reeves was looking for someone well known. Well, evidently Twilight star Robert Pattinson was the best man for the job with those qualifications.
Weeks after he was among the rumored actors up for the Batman role, word has come in Robert Pattinson will don the cape and cowl next. This makes him the seventh actor to play Batman in a live action theatrical movie. According to Variety, Pattinson has been cast to lead The Batman even as Matt Reeves is still polishing the final draft of the script.
Robert Pattinson is best known for playing Edward Cullen in the five Twilight movies from 2008 to 2012, and his other notable credits include Queen of the Desert, Life (2015), The Lost City of Z and High Life. The Batman marks Pattinsonâ€™s second upcoming Warner Bros project, as heâ€™s already set to star alongside John David Washington and Elizabeth Debicki in Christopher Nolanâ€™s next movie.
More to comeâ€¦