Robert Pattinson Officially Cast As 'The Batman'

Warner Bros has now officially confirmed that Twilight star Robert Pattinson has been cast for the role of Bruce Wayne and Batman in the upcoming reboot movie.

Robert Pattinson was the ideal choice for director Matt Reeves who wanted a much younger version of the caped crusader. Nicholas Hoult was also in the running to play the character, but it looks like Mr Pattinson beat him it.

Other names that were rumored to be in the running included the likes of Aaron Taylor Johnson and also Armie Hammer.

Armie Hammer was the closest to being Batman as he could have been cast back in 2008 in a canceled Justice League movie.

Much like many other Batman actor cast, the choice of Robert Pattinson has been divisive among fans.

This always happens as people were outraged when Ben Affleck was Batman and when Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman. Now people seem to like both of them.

That being said, comic book casting has not always been great. Topher Grace was horrible as Venom/Eddie Brock in Spider-Man 3 while Jesse Eisenberg was totally miscast playing Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The Batman will be released in 2021 and serves as a standalone new version of the character.

It's not just Robert Pattinson playing a younger version of the Ben Affleck iteration. Hopefully Pattinson can deliver a great performance or else people won't let it go!

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