Well, it looks like the wait is almost over as Matt Reeves narrowing his search for the lead actor in Warner Bros. upcoming film The Batman. However, it’s becoming quite a topic.

Variety reported that Robert Pattinson had been tapped for the role, moments later both Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter state that Pattinson may be the frontrunner for the role, but X-Men: Dark Phoenix actor Nicholas Hoult is still in the running as a deal has yet to close. Another the name floating around is Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

At 29, Hoult would be the youngest-ever actor to play Batman. As would Pattinson at age 32. Other actors to have donned the cowl include Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, and Michael Keaton, among others.

Matt Reeves took over directing duties when Ben Affleck stepped away from directing duties before walking away from the role in entirely last year. Reeves has since revised the script for the film.

“Warner Bros., in giving Reeves plenty of time to develop the script, is hoping the latest iteration of the DC icon is done right, following the disappointments of Batman v Superman and Justice League,” according to Variety.

Reeves will produce The Batman with his Planet of the Apes collaborator Dylan Clark.

The Batman is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.

Source: Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter

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