The Internet’s Freaking Out Over Robert Pattinson Being Cast As Batman

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Earlier tonight, Variety not only broke the news that Robert Pattinson has been cast in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, but also damn near broke the Internet, too.

As expected, everyone and their grandmother has an opinion on why the former Twilight star will or won’t make a good Dark Knight, but if you ask us, we’re actually a fan of this. For one, Pattinson is a genuinely talented actor, and if you don’t believe us, just go watch his performance in David Cronenberg’s excellent Cosmopolis. Not only that, but he’s definitely got the right look for a young Bruce Wayne/Batman and perhaps most exciting of all, he’s such a left-field, unexpected choice that he’ll surely bring something fresh and different to the part.

That’s not to say that every actor before him has done the same thing, but it’s not hard to see Pattinson offering up one of the most unique takes on Batman yet. And from the reactions over on Twitter, it seems that the majority of people are pretty excited to see what he can do with the role. Not everyone, but most, and for a sampling of what they’re saying, you can see below.

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Of course, there are thousands more where those came from, but as we mentioned above, the general consensus surrounding Pattinson’s casting seems to be excitement mixed with a little cautious optimism. And given how unexpected this is, that’s perfectly understandable.

But it seems Warner Bros. has indeed found their man and now, we’ll all wait patiently to see just what Pattinson, director Matt Reeves and the studio have cooked up for The Batman, which will enter production later this year and be with us on June 25th, 2021.

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