From vampire to Caped Crusader? Variety is reporting that Robert Pattinson—brooding teenage heartthrob turned brooding adult heartthrob—is confirmed as the next Batman in the already-scheduled 2021 DC film.
Director Matt Reeves has been on the hunt for a new Batman since Ben Affleck—who starred in two movies as the hero—announced his departure at the beginning of 2017. Pattinson is an interesting choice, considering he’s branched off into more interesting roles since his Twilight stint (see: Good Time).
Then again, he’s also got experience playing a melancholy billionaire in the little-seen David Cronenberg drama Cosmopolis. All he needs now is a batsuit and a British butler.
Pattinson will be the second-youngest actor, at 33 years-old, to take on the role of Bruce Wayne, next to Christian Bale who was 31 when he starred in Batman Begins.
The new Batman news naturally has the internet buzzing, mostly in approval.
Sparkle Bat pic.twitter.com/Hkn6rXG7sG
— Talia Al Ghul Deserves Better From DC Comics! (@DemonsDaughter) May 31, 2019
— Summer Weger (@_Morticia_Atoms) May 31, 2019
You sir pic.twitter.com/U0qdIMyxhx
— Joe Bandit (@BizBanditBS9) May 31, 2019
— molly⚡️ (@thicckrennic) May 31, 2019
Pattinson is a remarkable actor and an outstanding choice for the new Batman.
— N O S ⋊ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) May 31, 2019
We can’t to see what he does with the role.