Robert Pattinson is now Batman after having ousted Nicholas Hoult. He has been given the clear by Warner Bros. But there hasn’t been any actual report from Warner Bros stating that he is officially Batman. Yet it is being expected that the studio will be releasing an official statement “imminently” since the news of the casting has been reported in reports from a lot of outlets except Warner Bros. There hasn’t been any statements regarding the upcoming movie from director Matt Reeves as well.
When Will Warner Bros Put Out A Statement About The Casting?
Deadline reports that:
“Expect an announcement imminently. Pattinson has been considered a front runner because the filmmaker liked him but the studio was torn between him and Nicholas Hoult, and wanted both of the actors on tape because this is such a big decision on a cornerstone Warner Bros DC franchise. Those meetings happened yesterday, I’m told, and the decision was made.”
The Batman Isn’t A Continuation Of Zack Snyder’s Movies
The upcoming trilogy of movies is not expected to incorporate any narrative elements of the DC films which featured Ben Affleck as Batman. Affleck appeared in a trio of films, building story elements through Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad,and Justice League. Matt Reeves films (set to be a Batman trilogy) is expected to begin releasing in 2021 and will put Pattinson in the limelight as the Protector of Gotham.
Reeves when talking to ComicBook.com in 2017 about the movie said that:
“I see this parallel between Caesar and Batman, really, which is this idea of these characters who are grappling with their own struggle and trying to do the right thing in an imperfect world and, so, I do really relate it to that kind of idea.”
Robert Pattinson has big boots to fill as he becomes the next in a long line of actors who have played Batman. He follows names like Christian Bale, Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton and more.
The Batman is expected to hit theatres on June 25, 2021