Robert Pattinson is the new Batman, whether you like it or not. A little over two weeks ago, Robert Pattinson was discovered on a narrow list of actors, with his name at the very top, for the title role in The Batman, directed by Matt Planets (Planet of the Apes). It was still speculated that this was already a done deal and that it was only waiting for the conclusion of the agreement. Now, according to Deadline, it is official, that is, Warner Bros. confirmed Robert Pattinson as the star of their new Batman trilogy.
Reeves will direct The Batman to his own script, and will also produce it along with Dylan Clark. Production should begin this autumn, and the film should arrive in theaters on June 25, 2021. Reeves was looking for Batman for the role of a younger actor, someone between 25 and 33 years old, and Pattinson is responding to it for 33 years. How much he will like the fans in that role, that's another question. Because even when everything was unofficial, it was already within a few hours that even several petitions were launched to replace Pattinson with another actor. But it should be taken into account that Pattinson has gone through a significant film route from Twilight (where he barely knew how to act) and recently received praise for the role in the unusual SF film High Life director Claire Denis.
After the infamous Twilight Saga, Pattinson even worked twice with David Cronenberg, on Cosmopolis and Maps to the Stars. He also made a brutal thriller about the revenge of The Rover, with director David Michoud. He also worked with the famous director James Gray on The Lost City of Z adaptation. This year we will have the opportunity to watch him in the film The Lighthouse, directed by Robert Eggers (the film is shown at the Cannes Festival, and the critics are already praising the performance of Pattinson). We will also watch him soon in Waiting for the Barbarians with Johnny Depp, followed by The King's The King with Timothy Chalamet, as well as the Netflix Thriller The Devil All the Time. Next year, we'll look at him for the unadorned Nolan's film with John David Washington.
In addition to the director, the main actor, the date of release, and the beginning of the shooting, there is almost no additional information about The Batman. It has been announced that it will be more detective. Also, the movie will feature a whole range of famous Batman's villains, among which The Penguin and Catwoman stand out as the main ones.
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