Warner Bros. Pictures officially confirmed on Friday that Robert Pattinson will don the cape and cowl for The Batman. Pre-production begins this summer for a start date to be announced.
The news comes just a few weeks after THR reported Pattinson as the frontrunner in a shortlist that also cited Nicholas Hoult as a candidate. Unfortunately that didn’t stop the breathless reporting from other bloggers writing up Pattinson’s casting as official news despite nothing being signed.
Friday’s news makes it official with Pattinson set to be the seventh actor to take on the iconic DC role after Ben Affleck’s stint in Zack Snyder’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Justice League.
Reeves, best known for directing the last two Apes franchise titles for Warner Bros. will helm, and also serve as producer with Dylan Clark. (VARIETY)