Warner Bros. confirmed to Variety that Pattinson ("Twilight", "The Lost City of Z") has closed a deal to play Batman in Matt Reeves' "The Batman". Pattinson's agent did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Robert Pattinson was considered a heavy favourite to land the role but he was seemingly facing off against Nicholas Hoult to see who the studio prefers. And while The Wrap's Umberto Gonzalez says production gets underway at the start of 2020, Deadline's sticking to the claim that filming starts sometime in 2019.
Reeves, who took over Fox's Planet of the Apes franchise from Rupert Wyatt and turned that into one of the best movie trilogies ever, is an exciting choice to inject some life back into one of WB's most iconic characters.
In other DC movies news, Ava DuVernay ("A Wrinkle in Time") announced recently via Twitter that she and Tom King - an ex-CIA agent and author behind DC's "Batman" and "Mister Miracle" series - would be developing a film based on Jack Kirby's "New Gods".
Both actors have shown enormous growth in their acting careers and I believe if either Nicholas Hoult or Robert Pattinson land the role, we'll be in good hands. This makes him the second youngest actor to ever put on the Dark Knight's mask.
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The company also announced Pokémon Home, a cloud service that will allow players to put all their monsters in one place. The app was unveiled at a Pokemon press conference on Tuesday along with a handful of other games and products.
Pattinson, of course, became an global star in the "Twilight" saga movies.
Actor Robert Pattinson poses at the ninth amfAR Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., October 18, 2018.
There will be plenty of time to debate the new superhero either way, as The Batman now looks to come out on June 25, 2021.