Tom Welling as Batman in the Arrowverse?

Robert Pattinson will be playing Batman in future big screen Justice League films, but another fellow teenage heartthrob may be headed to TV for the same role.

Tom Welling recently appeared on Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast Inside Of You. In the interview, he stated that he would be open to playing The Caped Crusader in The CW’s family of Arrowverse shows.

Welling, who is best known for portraying a young Clark Kent/Superman in the long-running show Smallville, had communication with Arrow showrunners earlier this year. He is reportedly appearing in Arrow’s final season in some capacity.

It is worth noting there is no official confirmation on what Welling’s role is as of yet. However, the show has an October start date. Whether the Dark Knight talk was a teaser or just a throwaway statement, will be known soon. If it does happen, it would make Welling the first actor to portray both Batman and Superman in live action productions.

Robert Pattinson Is The Batman

Geekville Radio #234

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!

Holy Sparkling Vampires, Batman! Robert Pattinson As The Caped Crusader?

A major development piece of Matt Reeves’ Batman film may finally be put in place. Robert Pattinson, best known as Edward Cullen in the Twilight films, may be the latest actor to portray Batman. Variety reports the actor is expected to be cast in The Batman, the long delayed standalone Batman movie rumored since Ben Affleck was first put in the cowl.

Of course, such a move has not come without controversy. Multiple petitions have already arisen, demanding that Pattinson not be given the coveted role.

Since Twilight wrapped up in 2012, Pattinson has been no stranger to genre roles. He was rumored to be one of the finalists to replace Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man, before the part was given to Andrew Garfield. He appeared alongside current Spider-Man Tom Holland and Emperor Palpatine himself Ian McDiarmid in The Lost City Of Z.

Currently, he has five films in production for release over the next year. The Batman is set to hit theaters on June 25th, 2021.