We know now who may don the cowl in Matt Reeves upcoming movie, “The Batman“, and it’s a choice that is already turning heads. All signs are pointing to the man behind the mask being Robert Pattinson. Yes, that Robert Pattinson.
A report from Variety all but confirmed that Pattinson was cast as the Caped Crusader. Initially, their article made it sound very much like the actor was signed for the part, but it was later updated and amended to read, “sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly.”
Pattinson is best known as Edward in “The Twilight Saga” as well as Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire”. His latest movie is Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” which he stars alongside Willem DaFoe.
Fans are already clamoring about this choice, as they have every time a Batman has been cast for a movie. Remember all the fuss over Ben Affleck? It happened with Christian Bale, and it happened with Michael Keaton. All I have to say at this point is let’s just wait and see (and hope it doesn’t turn out like Jared Leto as The Joker).
Interestingly, the 33-year old actor would actually be older than Christian Bale when he took the mantle, but younger than everyone else who has played Batman in a live-action role.
Stay tuned for more updates on this film as news develops.