Is Robert Pattinson the New Batman?

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Robert Pattinson, known to many for his early roles of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire and Edward Cullen in the Twilight series, is rumored to be starring in yet another big franchise. Pattinson is said to be on the short list of actors to play Bruce Wayne in an upcoming Warner-Bros. flick with filmmaker Matt Reeves – who is also behind the most recent Planet of the Apes films.

Although this casting may be confusing for those who only know Pattinson from his days in young adult dramas, the actor has more recently appeared in critically acclaimed movies like The Lost City of Z, and is set to have four films open in 2019. His brooding and serious style may be a perfect fit for the Caped Crusader. According to reports, filming for the next Batman movie will begin in late 2019 or early 2020.

 

This story was initially reported by Variety.