June 1st, 2019 / 7 Comments

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After much speculation about “Who will be the new caped crusader?”, Warner Brothers has finally confirmed that Rob will take over the reins as the new ‘Batman’.

Via Variety.

Robert Pattinson is officially the new Batman.

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

Matt Reeves’ 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 he had signed a deal.

Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer. No official start date has been set for filming “The Batman.”

Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, assumed “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017. Reeves will produce “The Batman” with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.

Affleck starred as Batman in two titles directed by Zack Snyder: 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League.” Both films received mixed reviews and were a disappointment for Warner Bros. in its efforts to compete with Marvel Studios in the superhero realm.

Pattinson became a star following the breakout success of the five-film “Twilight” franchise, in which he portrayed the vampire Edward Cullen opposite Kristen Stewart’s Bella Swan.

Pattinson is starring with John David Washington in Christopher Nolan’s latest film, “Tenet,” set to open July 17, 2020. He toplines “The Lighthouse,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and appeared in Claire Denis’ “High Life,” “The King” for Netflix and “Waiting for the Barbarians.”

He is repped by WME, the Curtis Brown Group and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Via Deadline

They’ve got to work out a deal that will clearly include options on at least two more films, but this is considered a formality in a drawn out process. Reeves’ film tracks Bruce Wayne in the formative stages of Batman, which is why they needed an actor in his early 30s.

This film will in no way carry on the work that Ben Affleck did as the older Batman in Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League.

  • sue
    Posted on June 01, 2019

    From Daniel Gale to Batman. I’m officially stoked!

  • Vertigo
    Posted on June 01, 2019

    Me too Sue! This is going to be one hell of a ride.

  • LTavares
    Posted on June 01, 2019


  • Ephie
    Posted on June 03, 2019

    And I’m officially on the floor! Dream come true! I love Batman and I’m sure Rob’s version will be amazing. This excerpt from Jasper Jones is the best thing I’ve read about Batman:

    “ Batman is the ultimate human. He is flawless, yet he is capable of being flawed. He’s mastered the way of the ninja. He’s one of the world’s greatest scientists and detectives. His body is in peak condition. He is a man of unfathomable mental toughness. He is human perfection. He’s a Renaissance man. And it’s the fact that he is just a normal guy with a bumload of money and a burning vendetta that makes him the greatest. And because he can fight against and alongside people with superpowers.”


    ‘He doesn’t need superpowers. That’s my point. You’re an idiot. He can hold his own. He has an alter ego. He has a costume. He fights for Truth and Justice. He has arch enemies. And he does all this without any weird mutations. He’s just really determined. That’s what makes him interesting. The fact that with enough dedication and desire, we could all be Batman. Batmen. Batpeople. And that’s what makes him the best.’

    Suits Rob to a T don’t you agree?

  • Maria
    Posted on June 04, 2019

    Hi Ephie – I think you might have to be RPAU’s resident Batman expert! Thanks so much for bringing those comments/excerpts over and YES I have to agree it very much does suit Rob down to a T!

  • Ephie
    Posted on June 06, 2019

    Glad to be of service Maria! Lol. Hi to you too. I nearly booked to come over for the syd ff and Vivid but I didn’t and now I’m regretting it biiiiig time. It would’ve been nice to see you again. Enjoy High Life. I missed it when it played I Melbourne and I’m really upset.

  • Maria
    Posted on June 08, 2019

    Hi Ephie – would have been great to see you! High Life is having a limited run in Melbourne at the moment at Cinema Nova – https://www.cinemanova.com.au/films/high-life – hopefully you can get to it.

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