Robert Pattinson Reportedly Set to Replace Ben Affleck in The Batman


We’ve been hearing a persistent rumour for a few months now about who might play the next Dark Knight for Warner Brothers in the upcoming Matt Reeves-directed film The Batman. It was confirmed back in January that Ben Affleck would officially be walking away from the role and that the movie would focus on a younger actor. It was also being hinted that the studio wanted a “familiar face” to play the role as opposed to an unknown. Well, now it appears that the studio is definitely reeling in a big name as we are hearing that Twilight star Robert Pattinson is close to signing on to star in the upcoming film. Hit the jump for more info.

According to Variety, Robert Pattinson is the top choice to star in The Batman for Warner Brothers with a deal expected to close shortly. At age 32, he would be the youngest actor to play the role on the big screen. The movie is likely to start production in late 2019 or early 2020 and is currently scheduled to hit theatres on June 25th, 2021.

Warner Brothers has not been afraid to make some daring comic book casting choices in the past and this one is going to spark just as much criticism as the choice of Ben Affleck did back in 2013. That being said, if people could look past his most well-known role as Edward in Twilight, they would see that he has been turning in some acclaimed performances as of late in movies like The Lost City of Z, Good Time and High Life. What do you think, could Robert Pattinson make a great Batman?

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  • colin the dude

    I’m mildly excited because Pattinson has proven himself a great actor, but I’m also concerned because outside of Christian Bale, actors who play Batman always end up regretting it.

    It took Keaton 20 years to recover.

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  • Lori Cerny

    Agreed. He’s also not afraid to try, so good for him if he gets the Batsuit.

  • 1138sw

    It’s a good choice…and the right age though I thought Pattison was younger…would have rather seen an unknown play the part but not unhappy about this choice…hope it’s good.