Variety has just reported that Robert Pattinson, of Twilight fame, is the top choice to star as the caped crusader himself in the 2021 Matt Reeves Batman film.
Reeves is the acclaimed director of Rise and War of the Planet of the Apes as well as the underrated Cloverfield and the 2010 US remake of Let Me In.
Pattinson is best known as the vampire Edward in the extremely successful Twilight franchise. While the films were a success, they were critically maligned and the actors in them were not winning any oscars.
However, since the Twilight Saga ended in 2012 Pattinson has slowly built an impressive independent film resume. Staring in indie hits such as The Rover (2014), The Lost City of Z (2016), Good Time (2017) and The Damsel (2018).
I’m actually very excited for this news. Some of the best and most iconic Superhero castings were met with public apprehension. Nobody wanted Heath Ledger as the Joker. Michael Keaton was too much of a comedian and wouldn’t work as Batman. Robert Downey Jr. is just trouble and will ruin Marvel Studios before they even get a chance to get off the ground.
Pattinson is a good actor and I trust Matt Reeves. Whatever vision Reeves has for Batman I’m positive that Pattinson will fit the role perfectly. If you disagree that’s cool too, these are just my thoughts.