It’s official. Robert Pattinson is the new Batman. Warner Bros. confirmed today that he’s inked the deal.
Pre-production is expected to start this summer but no start date has been announced for filming The Batman.
Matt Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two Planet of the Apes sequels, took over directing duties from Ben Affleck in January of 2017. Affleck starred as Batman in two titles directed by Zack Snyder: 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League. Both films got mixed reviews and were a disappointment for Warner Bros. in its efforts to compete with Marvel Studios in the superhero universe.
Pattinson will star with John David Washington in Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Tenet, set to open July 17, 2020.
So far, besides Affleck, we’ve had
• Adam West (the original)
• Michael Keaton
• George Clooney
• Val Kilmer
• Christian Bale
Am I forgetting anyone..?
So, what do you think. Can you imagine him saying,
“I’m the Batman.”
(Photo, Avalon; via Variety)