Batman: Robert Pattinson Will Don The Batsuit
This just in: Robert Pattinson will be the next Caped Crusader for Warner Bros. he’ll be taking the baton from Ben Affleck after he finally decided to hang the bat suit. Although sources say the deal is not yet closed, Pattinson is the first choice and is expected to sign the deal. Warner Bros. has made no comments yet.
Warner Bros brought in Matt Reeves to brush aside the mistakes they made with ‘Batman vs Superman’ and ‘Justice League’. And they gave Reeves a free license to choose his own Batman for the next superhero movie which will hit theatres on June 25, 2021.
The guy behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels took on the duties of directing “Batman” from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been totally engaged in developing the project. Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director about leaving Batman behind after “Justice League”.
According to sources, Reeves will produce the movie along with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark. When former “Twilight” actor wears the bat-suit, he’ll become the second-youngest actor to ever play Batman on the big screen after Christian Bale.
Along with this, Pattinson will shoot for another movie for WB. Sources say it is Christopher Nolan’s event movie co-starring John David Washington and will open on July 17, 2020.
Right now, Pattinson has four films lined up for this year. They are Claire Denis’ “High Life”, Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” which will release at the Cannes Film Festival, “The King” for Netflix and “Waiting for the Barbarians.”
Pattinson was said to be among the early favourites to don the bat-suit but many have put forth their doubts if Pattinson would be able to justify the iconic character like his predecessors. He has been doing great work in the indie sphere over the past several years but he signalled his intention to shift to more commercial movies when he signed Christopher Nolan’s next movie alongside John David Washington and Elizabeth Debicki. The production for that will start this summer along with The Batman pre-production.