Robert Pattinson is the new Batman

After weeks of hypothesi, the actor has officially acquired the keys to the Batmobile from Ben Affleck

The actor who shot to fame as a vampire in the Twilight films will take on another nocturnal hero: Batman. Pattinson, 33, acquires the role from Ben Affleck, whose tenure came to an point after the critical and commercial-grade disappointments of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

Pattinson’s first movie as the billionaire violation fighter Bruce Wayne, who assumes a full-body black costume to duel baddies in Gotham City, will be named The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, and defined for release in June 2021. Originally scheduled to start shooting in 2017, The Batman is likely to be the first solo Caped Crusader film to form part of the DC Extended Universe.

The Warner Bros studio confirmed to Variety on Friday that Pattinson had thumped the other names on the shortlist- which included Nicholas Hoult- to the role. Following breakthrough performances in the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, Pattinson has invested some years steering clear of the mainstream, instead working with heads such as David Cronenberg, David Michod, the Safdie brothers and James Gray.

His recent its cooperation with the French head Claire Denis, erotic sci-fi mystery High Life, won Pattinson considerable acclaim. He likewise stars in one of the best-reviewed movies from this year’s Cannes festival: Robert Eggers’s The Lighthouse, an intense psychodrama set in 19 th-century Maine.

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