Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson is reportedly close to signing a deal to play Batman in a 2021 film.
“The Batman” which will be directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), is expected to begin filming later this year and Variety reports the actor is the top choice for the role. Warner Brothers has not commented on the story.
DC fans are NOT HAPPY with the choice, and petitions are already circulating to get rid of him. “Don’t make the Batfleck mistake again,” one reads.
Others are more optimistic.
Remember when this guy turned out to be an awesome Batman? pic.twitter.com/1FN0FDDANz
— Positively Ghostbusters (@PositivelyGB) May 17, 2019
— Andrew Kjorlaug (@akjorlaug) May 17, 2019
— Dato Jones (@DatoJones) May 17, 2019
Twilight was a long time ago. They cast Beetlejuice and Daredevil as Batman too & both ended up working out. I love this choice and I’m excited to see what he does with the role. Robert Pattinson is one of the most interesting actors working today. https://t.co/a8Ag6cUr7x
— Dan Murrell (@MurrellDan) May 17, 2019
No word on if the new batsuit will be sparkly.