Robert Pattinson is probably best known for his role in Twilight and now he’s looking to become the Dark Knight himself, the Batman.”Justin Kroll from Variety magazine broke the news a few days ago about Robert Pattinson negotiating for the role in Matt Reeves new The Batman movie.
Kroll’s sources told him that it’s not a done deal yet, but Pattinson is the top choice for the role and is expected to land the role. Pre-production on the Matt Reeves-directed movie is expected to start this summer.
Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two Planet of the Apes sequels, assumed Batman directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been developing the elusive project ever since. Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the Caped Crusader behind following Justice League, allowing Reeves to pick his own Bruce Wayne. Reeves will produce The Batman with his Planet of the Apes collaborator Dylan Clark.Variety
According to Variety, Pattinson would be the second-youngest actor (33-years old) to portray the Dark Knight with Christian Bale being the youngest at 31-years old.
Variety also says that Warner Bros. is giving Matt Reeves plenty of breathing room and time to develop the script. The studio wants this movie to be done right and hopefully make up for the disappointing Batman v Superman and Justice League.
Robert Pattinson has a total of four films opening this year, beginning with Claire Denis’ High Life. He also appears in Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, which bows at the Cannes Film Festival, The King for Netflix and Waiting for the Barbarians.Variety
Personally, I’ve never watched any of Pattinson’s work so I can’t comment on his taking on the role of Batman. I do hope Matt Reeves gives us a good script and that Pattinson can nail both Bruce Wayne and Batman. I think it’s essential that an actor be able to convey both characters as they are distinctly different yet the same. If that makes sense.Source: Variety