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Robert Pattinson: Everything thing we know about ‘The Batman’

Robert Pattinson has officially been cast as Batman. It’ll still be a few years before we see the Caped Crusader return, but we know a lot so far.

Robert Pattinson: Everything thing we know about ‘The Batman’

After #Batfleck stepped down from his involvement in the new Batman solo film, there were a lot of questions about where the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) was going next. Shortly after that, Henry Cavill stepped down as Superman, leaving us questioning if there will ever be another DC movie in general.

Now not only do we know who will fill Affleck’s director shoes, but also who’ll take over the cowl of the vigilante. Robert Pattinson has officially been cast as Batman, though to anyone who’s been following him in recent years, this didn’t come as a surprise.

It’ll still be a few years before we see the Caped Crusader return to the big screen, but we know a lot so far.

Matt Reeves is directing

Reeves took over after Affleck stepped down and will also be writing the screenplay and coproducing with Dylan Clark. Clark & Reeves worked together on War for the Planet of the Apes, so they do have big budget blockbuster experience. choicecasinos.com

Robert Pattinson will be Batman

After the social media rumor mill named RoPa as first choice for the Dark Knight role, we were shocked when Armie Hammer (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Call Me By Your Name) was also rumored to be considered for the role.

After tying ourselves in knots, Nicholas Holt (X-Men franchise) was also announced to be under consideration. Finally, we breathed a sigh of relief when it was confirmed in May that Pattinson will take the title role.

Though we’re yet to hear the names of any other cast members, Robert alone will bring a new audience to the Batman franchise. If you’re still on the fence, you need to see him in Good Time, which shows how perfect he is for the role.

Penguin & Catwoman are the villains

Though there are several reports about who’ll appear as baddies in the new film, the two characters all but confirmed are Penguin & Catwoman. Rumors swirl that up to six villains may face off against Batman. We’ll keep you in the loop who will be cast as these iconic villains.

It will begin a new trilogy

Although it’s impossible to confirm if there will be a sequel before a film has even started shooting, Matt Reeves has plans to use this film as the beginning of a new Batman arc. He wants to focus on making a strong beginning and is keen to expand into a trilogy if the studio allows it.

It’s a detective story

Unlike other Batman films that focus on the “fighter” part of the “crime fighter” title, Reeves is working on a noir-style film set in the 90s more focused on the superhero’s detective skills – a more intimate version of the character than we’ve seen in recent years.

Filming starts late 2019/early 2020

. . . and that’s about all we know so far. The film has barely entered preproduction, so there’s still a lot of questions we don’t have answers for yet. Will we get a different version of Robin? (Crossing fingers!) Will Reeves give into the internet’s wishes and cast Kristen Stewart as Batgirl in the ultimate Twilight fanservice rematch?

As filming gets closer, we’ll know more. Check back for more Batman!

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Bethany is a recent graduate who dreams of making her own award-winning film, but for now writes about other media. She’s a child at heart specializing in hot takes on animated family movies (and sometimes other films & TV).

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