Final week the Web was set ablaze by the information that Robert Pattinson could also be donning the cowl in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. For each individual championing the younger actor as the subsequent Caped Crusader, there’s one other touting that the star’s involvement within the Twilight franchise ought to completely bar him from ever taking up the position.
Whereas the studio hasn’t commented on the matter a technique or one other simply but, quite a few information shops have been fast to level out that Pattinson’s cope with Warner Bros. hasn’t been finalized, and it looks like the actor is doing every little thing in his energy to not jeopardize the association.
Whereas talking on the Cannes Movie Competition earlier this week, reporters straight requested The Lighthouse star about his involvement in The Batman, however Pattinson’s lips have been sealed:
“I’m solely answering questions on The Lighthouse,” he mentioned.
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IndieWire famous that Pattinson mentioned this with a smile, which may very well be interpreted as a coy tease or hopeful pleasure. Contemplating Comedian-Con is only some months away, WB might wish to save such an announcement for a room filled with screaming followers and Pattinson absolutely is aware of higher than to spoil the reveal early.
Nicholas Hoult, Armie Hammer, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are all mentioned to be up for the position as properly, however of their preliminary article, Selection famous that Pattinson is much and away WB’s lead alternative. Hammer, curiously sufficient, was initially solid as Batman for George Miller’s 2008 Justice League Mortal film, nevertheless it was canceled shortly earlier than manufacturing started.
Whether or not or not Pattinson clinches the position stays to be seen, but when any of the actors above turns into our new Bruce Wayne, we’re certain to be in for a unique, youthful take. We’ll have to attend and see if that’s really factor although when Matt Reeves’ The Batman hits theaters on June 25th, 2021.