'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson in final talks to play Batman

Robert Pattinson at Cannes Film Festival

Robert Pattinson at Cannes Film Festival

Yesterday, Twilight fans got the news that the upcoming Batman film is rumored to star Robert Pattinson in the lead role. The former Twilight actor hasn't officially secured the role, but according to Variety's exclusive reporting, he is "expected to close" on a deal very soon.

Hoult, meanwhile, has been switching between the superhero likes of the more recent X-Men movies and films such as The Favourite and Tolkien.

THR says Pattison is the top contender and that it is not clear if an offer is on the table.

If Robert does secure the role, he'll be the youngest actor to play Batman in the franchise history.

It is believed that Reeves is still working on polishing the script, but he has some time still as Pattinson has another big film on the horizon.

Reeves, responsible for Planet of the Apes sequels, stepped in to direct Batman after Ben Affleck left the project in January 2017.

Pattinson's casting sparked some backlash online from Batman lovers and fans of the DC Extended Universe who don't think casting the "heartthrob from the "Twilight" movies" is a smart idea for one of the most beloved comic book characters.

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Prior to that, it was another British actor, Christian Bale, who played the Caped Crusader for Christopher Nolan.

Last night the internet had a... dramatic reaction to the "news" that Robert Pattitson had been cast as Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves' Batman movie, just called The Batman, coming in summer 2021.

Affleck previously announced he would step away from the role of Batman after starring in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" as well as "The Justice League".

So it seems most likely that Pattinson is the new Batman, which is sure to spark an insane amount of debate and discussion. They also exclusively reported that The Batman is 95% Robert's film.

Robert Pattinson is a bold choice for Bruce Wayne & I can't wait to see him in action.

While the news of Pattinson's casting isn't "official" as of yet, it kinda is. Let us know in the comments section below.

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