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#250588 17-May-2019 13:18
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Say hello to your new Batman!

 

Robert Pattinson

 

 

 

 

He’s going from sex symbol to bat symbol. Sources tell Variety that Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play “The Batman” in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming superhero film, which hits theaters June 25, 2021.

 

While sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly. Warner Bros. had no comment.

 

Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer.

 

 

 

Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, assumed “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been developing the elusive project ever since. Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the Caped Crusader behind following “Justice League,” allowing Reeves to pick his own Bruce Wayne.

 

Reeves will produce “The Batman” with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.

 

Pattinson was cast even as Reeves continues to polish a final version of the script.

 

A former “Twilight” heartthrob who has successfully turned to arthouse fare, Pattinson, 32, becomes the youngest actor to ever play Batman on the big screen.

 

Warner Bros., in giving Reeves plenty of time to develop the script, is hoping the latest iteration of the DC icon is done right, following the disappointments of “Batman v Superman” and “Justice League.”

 

No official start date has been set for “The Batman.” Insiders tell Variety filming could start in late 2019 or early 2020.

 

Pattinson is about to shoot another film for WB: Christopher Nolan’s event movie co-starring John David Washington, which is set to open July 17, 2020.

 

Pattinson has a total of four films opening this year, beginning with Claire Denis’ “High Life.” He also appears in Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” which bows at the Cannes Film Festival, “The King” for Netflix and “Waiting for the Barbarians.”

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/robert-pattinson-batman-matt-reeves-bruce-wayne-dc-comics-1203125473/

 

 





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  #2239952 17-May-2019 13:42
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Blake Wilson would've been better!! 😂


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  #2239954 17-May-2019 13:45
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Ben Affleck might have a word or two about his batman duties to share. 

 

wt*ph*? why? i don't even remember Ben Affleck's movie and it's another coming to watch and forget? :(





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  #2239957 17-May-2019 13:57
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I thought Pattinson was in the twilight of his career??     :-)

 

Disclosure: Daughter watched it, not me!


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  #2239959 17-May-2019 13:59
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tdgeek: I thought Pattinson was in the twilight of his career??     :-)

 

Disclosure: Daughter watched it, not me! 

 

There's an old saying - he who excuses himself accuses himself!


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  #2239960 17-May-2019 14:02
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Dratsab:

 

tdgeek: I thought Pattinson was in the twilight of his career??     :-)

 

Disclosure: Daughter watched it, not me! 

 

There's an old saying - he who excuses himself accuses himself!

 

 

Thought that when typing that!!


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  #2239962 17-May-2019 14:07
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That's terrible news!......

 

 

 

On the upside, the new Batwoman TV Series is looking good (starring Ruby Rose)


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  #2239969 17-May-2019 14:53
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did the director lose a bet?


 
 
 
 


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  #2239971 17-May-2019 14:57
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Sounds like its going to be another green lantern... Is the batman franchise the movie version of Dr who, changing leads actors every 5 mins gets boring and offers no continuation to the story line. 


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  #2239973 17-May-2019 15:12
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Oh god, a glittery, pretty boy Batman......... nooooooooooooooooooooooo!

 

 





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  #2239985 17-May-2019 15:32
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He's a decent actor who was in some crap movies.  Some of the indy films he's in are great and he puts in excellent performances.  I'm not worried about him taking on Bruce Wayne/Batman.  Gotta be better than Affleck, Clooney, and Kilmer :) 


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  #2239986 17-May-2019 15:37
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I don't know Robert Pattinson but after a quick photo search I think he looks a bit too wimpy to make a convincing Batman.


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  #2239997 17-May-2019 16:23
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MurrayM:

 

I don't know Robert Pattinson but after a quick photo search I think he looks a bit too wimpy to make a convincing batman.

 

Agree!

 

Personally don't see what the ladies see but what ever. He is going to have to bulk up. At least with Ben Afflecks Batman he had the bulk and the axe-handle shoulders and height.





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MurrayM: I don't know Robert Pattinson but after a quick photo search I think he looks a bit too wimpy to make a convincing Batman.

This could be interesting. Sensitive millennial skinny suit Batman.

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  #2240094 17-May-2019 17:59
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It’s not fully confirmed yet, according to an updated IGN article (after saying it was him), he’s one of two people being considered.

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/05/17/robert-pattinson-cast-as-the-batman-for-director-matt-reeves




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  #2240096 17-May-2019 18:05
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gzt:
MurrayM: I don't know Robert Pattinson but after a quick photo search I think he looks a bit too wimpy to make a convincing Batman.

This could be interesting. Sensitive millennial skinny suit Batman.

With sharp upper canine teeth




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