Robert Pattinson to Don Batman’s Cape

Robert Pattinson is all set to play Batman. Internet Reacts
Robert Pattinson to Don Batman’s Cape
Robert Pattinson

It hasn’t been long since fans jotted down angry petitions over Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman. The loyalists were outraged again when Variety broke the news that Robert Pattinson is in deep negotiations to don the character of the Dark Knight.

Although the deal is far from done, Pattinson has been pegged as the top choice for Matt Reeve’s forthcoming superhero flick.

Reeves took over director’s chair from Affleck in January 2017. He dropped Affleck’s version of the Batman and has been developing the new story line ever since. Reevez will produce The Batman with his Planet of the Apes collaborator Dylan Clark.

“Year One is one of the many comic books that I love. We are definitely not doing Year One,” Reeves said in 2018. “We’re doing a story that is definitively Batman though, and trying to tell a story that’s emotional—and yet is really about him being the world’s greatest detective and all the things that for me, since I was a kid, made me love Batman.”

The internet had its own take on the news

Although the official date has not been announced yet, the movie is expected to be released in June 2021.

The filmmaker was handed the film after Affleck stepped out of the DC Comics extended universe where he starred as Bruce Wayne in two movies: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the multi-starrer Justice League.

“I couldn’t crack it and so I thought it’s time for someone else to take a shot at it. They got some really good people so I’m excited,” Affleck said on his departure.