All Hail 'Battinson'! ROBERT PATTINSON Is Warner Bros' Choice For Batman
The search is over, Gothamites! After much fanfare and speculation amongst diehard Batman fans, Warner Bros. has made a decision: Robert Pattinson is Batman!
Entertainment source Deadline confirmed the news, revealing that the Twilight star was a "strong choice" from the get-go. Nicholas Hoult of X-Men: First Class fame was also heavily considered for the role but Warner execs ultimately went with Pattinson.
Entertainment Weekly reports that while the studio has approved Pattinson, "negotiations are not yet finalized".
robert pattinson wearing a batman shirt. everybody say yes pic.twitter.com/jRwE2CElGV— rose (@drisleys) May 24, 2019
The project will still be helmed by Matt Reeves, contrary to some rumors that he stepped down. It will reportedly feature two Batman baddies in Catwoman and The Penguin. Batman Returns flashbacks, anyone?
Robert Pattinson has been officially approved by Warner Bros to play Batman in Matt Reeves THE BATMAN Trilogy— Battman 🦇 (@BatmanFiles) May 31, 2019
The age of Battinson is upon us 🦇 pic.twitter.com/VYnmTuBFtC
The Batman is slated for release in 2021.