Variety reports that “it’s not yet a done deal” but “Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly.”
Director Reeves took over Ben Affleck’s directing duties in January 2017 which means that Reeves gets to pick his own Batman.
If the former Twilight actor, 33, plays Batman, he will become the second-youngest actor to ever play the superhero after Christian Bale, who was 31 when Batman Begins was released.
People on Twitter began to share their opinions on the potential casting for the upcoming superhero film.
if the new batman is good, then great. but if it's bad, just imagine robert pattinson's dvd commentary. it's a win win pic.twitter.com/TAlot4p3j9
— lucy ford⁷ (@lucyj_ford) May 17, 2019
DC & Warner Bros :
Twilight star Robert Pattinson will play the role as the next Batman.
Marvel fans : pic.twitter.com/9kBFcrSrCQ
— Widas 🐊 (@WidasSatyo) May 17, 2019
.@JenAshleyWright: Why is Robert Pattinson trending, what did he do?
Me: He’s gonna play Batman!
Jen: What’s his superpower, being sad?
Me: …….. LITERALLY YES.
— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) May 17, 2019
— Insónias em Carvão (@insoniascarvao) May 17, 2019
HE IS A GREAT ACTOR : pic.twitter.com/oACM0BZHfF
— P❄️ps🎄 (@xopopss) May 17, 2019
Robert Pattinson to play The Batman ??? Here's a sentence i never thought i would live to read https://t.co/1xm1oF4ztR
— blessed iguana⁷💭 head full of Jikook (@decalkoominnie) May 17, 2019
When you find out there’s a good chance that Robert Pattinson will be selected to play Batman. pic.twitter.com/cJHdkirKdG
— PrometheusRisesForever (@prometheus50K) May 17, 2019
Robert Pattinson as Batman and Joaquin Phoenix as Joker… We are truly being served a full course meal pic.twitter.com/w3OvCPcZq7
— laura ✨ (@admsamys) May 17, 2019
Robert Pattinson hasn't been 'The Boy From Twilight' for a long time now.
The fact he's even interested in being part of a franchise again gives me hope for a new Batman movie pic.twitter.com/7R49kEvjVk
— Tom Eydmann (@DrTommyT25) May 17, 2019
Warner Bros: Robert Pattinson is the New BatMan
BatMan fans: pic.twitter.com/dk30PgfiK0
— OBlackThunderO⚡ (@BT_BlackThunder) May 17, 2019
— Milin (@MelonSaurus) May 17, 2019
Robert Pattinson as Batman??? This exactly why Marvel is better in every way smh pic.twitter.com/TC8WLzEGNh
— Gio Ochoa (𝙱𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝙻𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝙼𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛) (@LeGioOchoa) May 17, 2019
(Robert Pattison as BATMAN)
aaaaaaa……….NO 😕😕😕😶😶😶 I don't think so .😶 pic.twitter.com/E8nW7TIjTI
— O_mar (@Specter_MK11) May 17, 2019
I like him as Cedric, I accept him as Edward but BATMAN! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? CAUSE THAT'S NOT FUNNY MAN? pic.twitter.com/9s4Gw7SMPu
— ~Nik~ 🌙☀️ (@nik_1602) May 17, 2019
Petitions have already been created calling for Pattinson to be replaced before he is even officially cast in the movie.
One of the petitions reads: “Don’t make the Batfleck mistake again. Don’t do it. For the love of all that is holy, stop trashing the DC Universe,” referring to Affleck who played Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League.
Another Change.org petition is titled, “Stop Robert Pattinson in Playing ‘The Batman’ for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros.
“There’s no way Robert Pattinson should play Batman. This is a complete joke! This would be the worst casting ever for the dark knight,” the petition reads.
The casting decision of “The Batman” has not been made as of yet. Pattinson is on a short list for the role.
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