It looks like Robert Pattinson will don the cape and cowl to play the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. According to a report in Variety, the British actor, famous for his role in the Twilight franchise, will portray Batman/Bruce Wayne in the upcoming film.
It should be noted though that the casting is yet to be made official by Warner Bros. Other actors that were linked to the role included Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Armie Hammer.
Although Pattinson is best known for his role as a vampire in the Twilight saga, the actor has been honing his craft featuring in a number of independent films such as High Life and The Lighthouse.The Batman will be directed by Reeves, based on a screenplay he himself wrote. The movie is said to be a standalone adventure, reportedly based on the Dark Knight’s early days as a superhero. The film is currently pencilled in for a release in end June 2021, which means production should start sometime this year.