Harry Potter and Twilight actor Robert Pattinson will apparently play Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’s The Batman, as reported by Variety. Since there’s no official confirmation on the provided information, it should be treated as a rumor for now.
With Ben Affleck officially hanging up his cape and saying goodbye to Batman, it’s indeed an interesting time to talk about the next actor, who will represent Bruce Wayne. Aside from these rumors, very little is known about Warner Bros.’ new take on Batman.
According to the report, Pattinson will play the next Batman, which is releasing in June 2021. The upcoming film is being directed by Matt Reeves, who’s known for hit movies like Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. It was announced in February 2017 by Warner Bros. that Reeves will write and direct the superhero film Batman, set in the DC universe.
Variety later added to the report that Pattinson as Batman is not a done deal yet. In addition to this, Deadline reports that actor Nicholas Hoult, known for X-Men movies is also being considered by Reeves to play Batman in the upcoming film. Warner Bros. is interested in both actors, however, Pattinson is the top choice right now.
Another report from The Hollywood Reporter tells that Armie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were also once considered to play the role of Batman.
Most of us believe that Hoult or Pattinson will take over Batman. If it’s Hoult then it will make him the youngest-ever actor to play the role of Batman after Christian Bale. There’s still some time left for Reeves to decide who will play Batman in the upcoming film.
Warner Bros., in giving Reeves plenty of time to develop the script, is hoping the latest iteration of the DC icon is done right, following the disappointments of Batman v Superman and Justice League, sources told Variety.
Sources tell that the filming for the next Batman movie will start later this year or in 2020 so we are likely to know if it’s Pattinson or not soon. If the rumors turn out to be true then it will be Pattinson’s second upcoming project with Warner Bros as he’s also starring in Christopher Nolan’s film called “event movie”, which is set to release on July 17, 2020. Apart from that, Pattinson has a total of four films coming out this year.
Pattinson is known for his role in Twilight movies. After the final entry in Twilight series, the actor chose to play smaller roles and in independent films, which is possibly something that Reeves might be very impressed with. Then again, the Bruce Wayne role could end up going to someone else, which is why it’s better to wait for an official confirmation from Reeves and Warner Bros. Pictures.