Well, now it’s all around, official. After plenty of debate about the potential casting of Batman for the Matt Reeves’ new movie, The Batman, including a report of continued screen testing as recently as Thursday, it looks like Warner Bros. has finally made a big decision that Robert Pattinson will be the new Dark Knight.
Robert Pattinson will be the new Batman
Deadline confirmed the news on Friday, saying that the studio has finally chosen Pattinson to lead a new trilogy of films as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
The initial report that Robert Pattinson had landed the coveted role came just a couple of weeks ago, but it was being reported differently by various sources, insiders and outlets. Some said that he had already locked down the role, while others suggested that he was just a finalist for the role. Deadline’s new report says that the entire thing it’s now a done deal after a thorough screen test, and that Warner Bros. will be making its announcement any minute.
Nicholas Hault V/S Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson was apparently a frontrunner for the role for quite a while, as Reeves has been a big fan of the actor. However, the studio liked the idea of Nicholas Hoult in the role and required screen tests with both the actors. A final meeting was reportedly held on Thursday, where the decision to go with Robert Pattinson was officially made.
This new take on Batman is set to be a trilogy of films from Matt Reeves, which is why the contract negotiations with Robert Pattinson could take a little bit of time. There are likely options worked in for the next two movies in the Batman saga. The new series will follow Bruce Wayne during his formative years as Batman, which is why an actor in his early 30s was ideal, a stark contrast from the Ben Affleck’s iteration in Justice League.
Sadly for the Batfleck fans out there, this new trilogy will have nothing to do with the version of the Batman played by Affleck for the past few years.