Robert Pattinson is officially the new Batman and Twitterati is beyond excited
Ben Affleck had been an outlandish choice to play Batman, which is why DC fans seem to be open to the idea of Pattinson as the dark knight
Robert Pattinson is used to avoiding the light, owing to his sparkly role as Edward Cullen in 'Twilight', and he may have to brush up on those habits soon. The 33-year-old actor has been confirmed to play the caped crusader for Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' trilogy.
Talks about Pattinson's involvement in the project began last week and on Friday, May 31, Warner Bros. confirmed the news that he has signed a deal. Set to hit theatres on June 25, 2021, the official date to start filming for 'The Batman' is yet to be announced.
Ben Affleck had been an outlandish choice to play Batman for the last three films and that worked out pretty well, which is probably why DC fans seem to be open to the idea of Pattinson as the dark knight as well. Even though Zack Snyder's 2016 film 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' and 2017 flick 'Justice League' were both box office duds, Affleck's performance as the disgruntled, and disillusioned Bruce Wayne was highly appreciated.
Pattinson's version is definitely going to be a little different, but the aloof and lonely MO of Wayne will be perfectly captured by the young actor if 'Twilight' is anything to go by. Fans certainly are excited to see him take on this mammoth of a challenge, and that in itself is a huge achievement — lest you forget, comic book fans can be brutal.
The reactions to the confirmation have ranged from "AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" to "Is the perfect decision". As Twitter user Charles Murphy points out, "Pattinson has left those movies behind and taken some big chances on some recent roles. He's grown. He's a very interesting choice."
And, if you are still holding 'Twilight' against Pattinson, listen to the wise words of Christian Hannah: "Teen girls liked 'Twilight'. Critics didn't. He was bad in 'Twilight', yes, but that was a script issue. Nobody could make those lines sound good. But over the years, he's moved past 'Twilight' and built up a great resume of indie hits. Watch 'Good Time', THEN tell me about his talent." As always there are some critics, but hopefully, Pattinson will change their minds with his performance.
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