POLL: Will Robert Pattinson Be a Great Batman?
33-year-old Twilight actor Robert Pattinson will officially play Bruce Wayne/Batman in writer/director Matt Reeves’ The Batman. But will he be a GREAT Batman in the first of this planned trilogy? ComingSoon.net wants to hear our readers thoughts on one of the biggest casting announcements of the year, so make your voice heard in the poll questions below!
A heavy runner-up for the role was another Englishman, Tolkien and Dark Phoenix star Nicholas Hoult, who made a dueling audition tape to Pattinson’s. Although the studio liked both actors, it is said that Reeves’ preference was for Pattinson, who has the Cannes film The Lighthouse opening later this year and will next co-star in Tenet for previous Batman filmmaker Christopher Nolan. Reeves’ film will feature a younger Batman, a major reason behind former Batman star Ben Affleck vacating the role, and will have a film noir tone focusing more on the character’s detective abilities.
Since his breakout role in the Twilight films, Pattinson has largely stayed away from blockbuster films. His credits include Maps to the Stars, Queen of the Desert, Life, The Lost City of Z and Good Time. More recently, Pattinson starred in High Life, a sci-fi/horror film that was released earlier this year.
The Batman will be written and directed by Reeves (Cloverfield, Apes franchise), produced by Dylan Clark (War for the Planet of the Apes) and is currently slated to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. Now that the title role is settled, other casting announcements should quickly follow. The film may begin pre-production this summer.
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