Published: Tue, May 21, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Robert Pattinson’s Batman to face off with Catwoman and the Penguin?

Robert Pattinson’s Batman to face off with Catwoman and the Penguin?

THR also reiterates that the reason for this intense process is because of how valuable Batman is as an IP to Warner Bros.

When he does finally accept the role of Bruce Wayne, it'll make for one busy year for Robert Pattinson.

Hoult, meanwhile, has been switching between the superhero likes of the more recent X-Men movies and films such as The Favourite and Tolkien. Talks aren't finished yet, but Pattinson is the frontrunner and is expected to close the deal soon.

Pattinson will be the seventh actor to play a big screen Batman, after Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Affleck. At present, the Twilight actor is said to be "holding the edge" over Hoult, though the report notes that both actors are liked by the casting team.

The actor is also working on another Warner Bros. film, an untitled Christopher Nolan project alongside John David Washington and Elizabeth Debicki. Christian Bale played Batman for the first time at the age of 31 in Batman Begins, though it's not clear how old he was when he was cast.

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Conrad noted that Flair wanted to do the surgery this week, instead of next week after he returned from Starrcast. In the history of wrestling Ric Flair had a promising career and active involvement in the sport.

No official start date has been set for The Batman.

Although the reaction to Pattinson being cast as Batman has been mostly positive, that doesn't mean that everyone is happy about the Rover actor playing the DC comic book hero.

Earlier this year, Ben Affleck turned in his cape and utility belt after having portrayed the Caped Crusader in three films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League.

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.

The Batman will be released as a standalone movie.

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