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From Sex Symbol To Bat Symbol: Robert Pattinson Eyed For Batman Role – Reports

© AP Photo / Jordan Strauss/InvisionRobert Pattinson arrives at the 2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Robert Pattinson arrives at the 2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif. - Sputnik International
Pre-production on the Warner Bros. “The Batman” is expected to start this summer, with the company hoping that if the latest iteration of the DC Comics icon is done right, it will make up for the public's cool reception of “Batman v Superman” and “Justice League.”

Variety cites sources as claiming “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play “The Batman” in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming superhero film, scheduled to hit theaters June 25, 2021.

While the sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is reportedly the top choice to play the titular role.

Responding to this “news of a lifetime”, the social media is already pretty much on board with him playing the caped crusader, as the twitter-world erupted in a flurry of reactions.





Director Matt Reeves of “Planet of the Apes” fame, took over “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017, and will produce it with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply," Reeves shared in a Polygon report.

"I am incredibly honoured and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen,” he added.
"It's very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale," Reeves said in a recent interview for comicbook/dc.

The film is reportedly to follow a younger iteration of Bruce Wayne, as he chases down an entirely new kind of mystery.

“It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films,” Reeves added.

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Warner Bros. is giving Reeves ample time to work on the script, hoping the latest “Batman” epic will be a success, unlike the previous DC movie disappointments, “Batman v Superman” and “Justice League.”

A former broody “Twilight” sex symbol, Pattinson, 33, becomes the second-youngest actor to ever play Batman on the big screen after Christian Bale, who was 31 when “Batman Begins” premiered in 2005.

Aside from starring in Stephenie Meyer's vampire film saga, Pattinson has also ventured into arthouse fare, such as High Life, Good Times, and Remember Me.

Pattinson has a total of four films opening this year, beginning with Claire Denis’ “High Life.”

No official start date has been set for “The Batman”, with insiders telling Variety filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020.

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