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Robert Pattinson Lined Up To Play Next Batman

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Robert Pattinson Lined Up To Play Next Batman

Although a few names have been banded about, it looks like Robert Pattinson could be next up to play the sought after Batman role.

According to Variety, the 33-year-old British actor has been in talks with Matt Reeves, who will be leading production for the DC Comics based film.

The last actor to be given the title was Ben Affleck, with Kit Harington recently rumoured to be down for the part.

credit: DC Comics
credit: DC Comics
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The film is set for release on 25 June 2021, and although Variety's sources say negotiations aren't fully set in stone, it's looking like Pattinson is top choice for the legendary character.

If the news is true, it will make Rob the second youngest ever actor to play the coveted role - with Variety explaining that makers of the show wanted to focus on a 'younger Bruce Wayne'. Christian Bale just pipped him to the post, when he began filming at the tender age of 30.

Pre-production will start on the much awaited film this summer, with creators announcing back in January that it Ben Affleck wouldn't be part of the project - although he was originally rumoured to set to star in, write, and direct it.

Our Rob and Kit weren't the only actors who have been talked about with regards to the role - another British star, Nicholas Hoult was also in the running, as well as Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Credit: DC Comics
Credit: DC Comics

All good choices for the caped crusader, if you ask me.

Although Pattinson has been cast as a huge range of characters, he's best known for his role in the Twilight films. He played heart throb vampire, Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga, which consisted of five films, relased between 2008 and 2012 - many a teenage girl's icon.

The reaction to the soon-to-be confirmed news has been pretty good so far on social media.

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One user said: "Great choice! To me this indicates that they are going to make this a little edgier than normal. Judging by Pattinson's career moves post Twilight, he probably would not agree to do this unless there was merit to it. Affleck sucked."

Another commented: "This will piss a lot of people off, but he's actually a great actor. Go watch the movie - I think he can pull it off."

Although not everyone seems thrilled, with someone else saying: "Ha great choice! This is a terrible choice. WB continues to ruin Batman post Nolan. Great choice. Oh man that's a good laugh."

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Amelia Ward
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