Robert Pattinson is Batman now. Are you really sure about that? Because we have news that would beg to differ. Yesterday, the news of the former Twilight star and current indie movie aficionado being cast as Batman for director Matt Reeves’ take on the character set the internet ablaze. But it has now come to light that the real circumstances are actually quite different. The studio actually hasn’t made any final decisions yet but what’s more interesting is that Robert Pattinson has some competition when it comes to the role in the form of Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Armie Hammer and more. But it’s more of a competition between Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult.

Robert Pattinson And Nicholas Hoult Shortlisted For The Role Of Batman

Robert Pattinson, Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Armie Hammer: The Rumored Shortilst For Ben Affleck's Batman Role
Robert Pattinson, Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Armie Hammer: The Rumored Shortilst For Ben Affleck’s Batman Role

Multiple reports since yesterday have stated that both Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult are at the top of the Studios’ list to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. Affleck was originally set to direct, write, produce and even star in The Batman but he eventually left which paved the way for Matt Reeves to come in. Matt Reeves is the filmmaker behind two of the most recent Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield movies. He was initially tapped to write and direct the movie in January 2017. Ever since then he has been hard at work to get the script and casting right. What had been rumoured for sometime was that he wanted to cast a younger version of the character.

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Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult are both young British actors who have roughly the same build and are around the same age. So it’s hard not to see why these two are in contention. Pattinson is 33 whereas Hoult is a little younger at 29. Pattinson is known for his indie film career after he bid farewell to the vampire franchise. He can be seen in High Life recently and he’s also got The Lighthouse and The King still to go this year. Hoult too has experience being in both indie and blockbusters. Many will remember him as Hank McCoy/ Beast from the X-Men franchise. Recently he was seen in Tolkein and The Favourite.

What Do People Think Of Robert Pattinson As Batman?

Fan edit of Pattinson as Batman
Fan edit of Robert Pattinson as Batman

The internet has been a mixed bag in regards to the news. People who haven’t seen anything from him after Twilight are pissed as they can only picture him as the sparkly twilight guy. So it’s difficult for them to picture that pale white dude as Bruce Wayne, although we would argue that both have the brooding and jawline part in common. But people who do see movies apart from popcorn flicks and know of his repertoire have positively received the news.

Plot details for the movie are being guarded zealously but it’s definitely going to be a more noir take on The Dark Knight which focuses on his skills as a detective. It is also being said that the movie will feature multiple villains. Till now rumours indicate that Catwoman, The Penguin and The Riddler could be in the movie.

Stay tuned. The story will develop more.

The Batman will arrive in theatres on June 25, 2021.

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