According to the reports by Variety, Robert Pattinson will be the new face of Batman, to play Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ DC movie. However, there is still no official confirmation, as he is still in negotiations to play the caped crusader. Warner Bros, the distributing studio of all DC movies, has not commented anything on this as of now.
As Variety wrote in its article for Pattinson, “He’s going from sex symbol to bat symbol”.
The Twilight franchise actor, who’s mostly known for his image of romantic, vampire lover on the big screen, has now evolved as an actor. He showed his capabilities in the 2016 movie, The Lost City of Z. Apart from that, he has four more films coming this year, which are Claire Denis’ High Life, Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, Netflix’s The King, and Waiting for the Barbarians.
At 32, Pattinson has also become the youngest actor who will play Batman. Before him, many iconic actors like Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck have portrayed the Dark Knight on the big screen.
Director Matt Reeves who has previously helmed the brilliant Planet of the Apes trilogy is still busy polishing the final script for The Batman film. He wants it to be perfect and absolutely great.
Going by strong reports and sources, that interacted with Variety, the deal is about to close in on the name of Robert Pattinson for the role of the caped crusader and in a few days, Warner Bros. will also announce it too.
The pre-production for the superhero movie will begin this year.
Ben Affleck, who was previously the face of Bruce Wayne, had stepped down from the role, earlier this year when he himself confirmed that he was no longer Batman.
“I have decided - I tried to direct a version of it, worked with a really good screenwriter, but couldn’t come up with a version… couldn’t crack it. So I thought it was time to let someone else take a shot at it and they got some really good people” he said during a media interaction.
Affleck played the Dark Knight in two films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017); he also did a cameo in 2016’s Suicide Squad. But his role as the titular superhero of Gotham was met with mixed to negative reactions from both the fans and critics, as all these movies were received badly on a critical level. There was a public outrage too, on the internet, when Affleck was first announced to play Batman, many years ago.
And same is the case now with Robert Pattinson. The moment the news spread across the social media that he’s almost cast as Bruce Wayne, many Batman fans and superhero movie fanatics have now started another hate campaign against him.
is this the way to end legendary #comic hero #Batman ? DCEU is making the same mistakes over and over again. no wonder after nolan's trilogy non of dc movie were up to the mark. but robert pattinson? seriously? #comics #RobertPattinsonIsBatman #RobertPattinson #DC— a.dilosadarshan (@a_dilosadarshan) May 17, 2019
I have mixed feelings about #RobertPattinson being cast as #Batman.— Harshvardhan (@harshpads) May 17, 2019
One thing is for sure that #ChristianBale will always be the best #Batman ever. #RobertPattinsonIsBatman #RobertPattinsonBatman #DarkKnight
Noo!!! Not #RobertPattinson as #Batman!! We'd be better of with a slice of toast in the role. It'd have more personality and would almost certainly be a better actor. @Batman deserves better!! #RobertPattinsonIsBatman #badnews— Nathan Armstrong (@phresh_life) May 17, 2019
Hope that when the film actually comes out, it will make the haters shut their mouths—once and for all. Just the way, Christian Bale’s iconic role of Batman did, back in 2005.
Yes, when Bale was first approached and selected as Bruce Wayne for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, many die-hard comic book fans at that time too were outraged at him, initially. But everything changed, once the movie came out; the rest is history as we all know.
The Batman will be produced by Matt Reeves and Dylan Clark and is set to release on June 25th, 2021.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook