We have been bombarded with Batman news all week long and it looks like the good news isn’t stooping. With Robert Pattinson being officially cast as the caped crusader and Matt Reeves set to helm the Batman trilogy, the Batman production start date is to set to get underway in 2020 before a 2021 release. As camera tests and Batsuit fittings begin, the possibility of getting an early look at Robert Pattinson in the role of Batman becomes greater with each passing day.
When Will Production For The Batman Begin?
Robert Pattinson will now have to begin a rigorous training routine to get his body physically ready to offer up the look of an iconic super hero role. Once this is complete and he is filling out the Batsuit properly, production will begin in early 2020.
Why Was Robert Pattinson Chosen Over Nicholas Hoult?
Just a few days ago Robert Pattinson defeated competition in the form of Nicholas Hoult to get the role of Batman. But why was he ultimately chosen? An insider tells THR that:
“Reeves wanted very specific things. He knew what he was looking for.”
The casting process was apparently quicker than normal and went fairly smoothly by comparison to other efforts for recent iconic roles getting filled out such as Superman or Spider-Man. Of course, not being attached to the rival Marvel Cinematic Universe in any way helped his chances a little as well.
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Robert Pattinson officially became Batman on Friday after a screen test in a Batsuit. Which Batsuit he wore remains unknown but it’s probably going to be either Christian Bale‘s Dark Knight suit or Ben Affleck’s suit. It was revealed that Director Matt Reeves had been pushing for the actor pending his camera test results while the studio was keeping X-Men’s Beast actor Nicholas Hoult in the running as well.
Another source says that:
“Reeves is said to have considered Pattison, 33, early on in the process even though no outreach was made. Reeves didn’t even know if the actor wanted the part.”
Since Pattinson shot to fame as a heartthrob vampire in the Twilight films, he has built a solid resume in smaller, well reviewed independent films like Good Times and Maps to the Stars. He has assiduously avoided big studio franchise films.”
Both Reeves and Warner execs took the week after memorial day to deliberate their choices and by Thursday night, made the call to the actors.
The Batman, starring, Robert Pattinson is expected to hit theatres on June 25, 2021.