Robert Pattinson has been cast as Bruce Wayne / Batman in Matt Reeves upcoming DC film, The Batman, according to Variety.
Pattinson fills the empty cowl left by Ben Affleck, who vacated the role following appearances in Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League. At just 33-years-old, Pattinson is three years older than Christian Bale was when he landed the role of Bruce Wayne in 2004.
At this time, not much is known about the film, as it has been in development for some time and has gone through several rewrites. Furthermore, Warner Bros. has not confirmed when production will begin, although souces tell Variety that filming could begin in “late 2019 or early 2020”.
No other casting announcements for The Batman , which will be reportedly set in the main DCEU, have been made at this time.
The Batman, which Reeves will produce with his Planet of the Apes collaborator Dylan Clark, will be released in United States theaters on June 25, 2021.
Reeves, the director of Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes, took over directing duties of The Batman in February 2017.
While the DCEU originally got off to an extremely shaky start following misfires such as Suicide Squad and Justice League , the Warner Bros. helmed franchise has since quietly put together a solid run of outputs, as three of their last four releases include the well-received Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam!.
Given that Reeves initially signed on in 2017 and the film is not set to premiere until 2021, Warner Bros. is clearly taking every precaution necessary to ensure that this iteration of Bruce Wayne resonates.
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