The world is a strange place. One minute you could be playing a sparkly Vampire who falls in love with an annoying teenage girl and then next you could land a role as one of the most iconic characters in film history. Such is the case with Twilight actor Robert Pattinson. If you’re still waiting for confirmation that Pattinson will play the Batman, director Matt Reeves just tweeted the announcement.
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It’s not surprising that Reeves used an image of Robert Pattinson from 2017’s Good Time instead of 2008’s Twilight. The film won over many fans and displayed the actor’s wide range, proving that Robert deserves to be taken a lot more seriously.
According to rumours, both Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult were in the run for the role. However, it was the 33-year-old’s chin and jawline underneath the mask that ultimately won him the role.
He takes the cape from 46-year-old Ben Affleck after four polarising entries in the DC Comics cinematic canon.
It is also rumoured that Reeves’ Batman film won’t be part of the extended DCEU universe. Instead, it will be a standalone trilogy outside of the work that has established by Zack Snyder.