It’s been rumored for the last few weeks, but today it has been confirmed. Variety reports that Robert Pattinson, probably best known from the Twilight films, has been cast as Batman/Bruce Wayne for the oft delayed film The Batman.
Pattinson will take over the role from departing actor Ben Affleck, who himself faced backlash over being cast in Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman film.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman is scheduled for a Summer 2021 release. It is rumored to be the first of a new trilogy of films based on DC Comics’ popular Dark Knight.
We spoke a bit about this casting in the final segment of our last podcast, Episode 234, linked above. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Post them below or on our Facebook and Twitter!