Robert Pattinson is the next Batman, according to media reports. Variety reports that the Twilight actor is in talks with director Matt Reeves to take on the reins as the next caped crusader in the movie which is expected to be released in 2021.
Speculation on who the next dark knight would be have been rife since actor Ben Affleck announced earlier this year that he would no longer be taking on the role.
Pattinson will be the youngest actor ever to take on the role and has starred in several roles since his vampire days including The Lighthouse and Good Time in 2017.
Fans on social media have expressed their uncertainty with having Pattinson take on the role of Batman.
batman: i’m here to save you
random gotham citizen: pic.twitter.com/1mU2VRou11
— h⚡️🔍 will die for detective pikachu (@hyelin_st) May 17, 2019
“Twilight star Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman”
— ⚡️Joey ⚡️ (@Stowejoseph13) May 17, 2019
Robert Pattinson as Batman: pic.twitter.com/AsosZ4YHNh
— Darach Ó Maoláin (@darachomaolain) May 17, 2019
Batman Actors since Christian Bale pic.twitter.com/afKLkPIcWx
— Rice Daddy 🍚 (@mason_60) May 17, 2019
Holy hailstorm batman pic.twitter.com/q7o12hxkZe
— Josh Olszewski (@JoshOlszewski86) May 17, 2019
WB: Robert Pattinson will be playing the new Batman
Marvel Fans: pic.twitter.com/rMPBIEXJK4
— Juan Yanez (@TherealJyanez6) May 17, 2019