Variety first announced that Robert Pattinson was in talks for the Bruce Wayne role in The Batman, written and directed by Matt Reeves. Other outlets seemingly tried to downplay Pattinson securing the role and today it was confirmed by competing trades (Deadline and TheHollywoodReporter) that Robert has indeed landed the part.

Warner Bros has approved Robert Pattinson as the star of The Batman, the trilogy of films that Matt Reeves will direct later this year, Deadline hears.

Robert Pattinson is one step closer to becoming the next Bruce Wayne/Batman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Warner Bros. has begun talks with the Harry Potter and Twilight actor to star in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman. 

TheWrap suggested yesterday that The Batman could begin filming in early 2020 and not the fall as previously rumored.

UPDATE: Variety now reports that Robert has closed his deal, not just in talks. And pre-production will begin this summer. 

Robert Pattinson is officially the new Batman.

Warner Bros. has closed a deal for the “Twilight” actor to play the Caped Crusader in “The Batman.”

Matt Reeves’ upcoming superhero tentpole hits theaters on June 25, 2021. Variety first reported on May 16 that Pattinson was in negotiations for the part. The studio confirmed on Friday that Pattinson had signed a deal.

Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer.

Robert Pattinson recently screened his horror film The Lighthouse directed by Robert Eggers (The Witch) at Cannes to mostly praise and is currently shooting Christopher Nolan’s spy flick Tenet.

Reeves has stated the film would include a rogues gallery of villains, the previous reporting suggests two of them could include The Penguin (via Variety) and Catwoman (via TheHollywoodReporter).

Warner Bros. has set the release date for The Batman on June 25th, 2021.


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