We told you earlier this month that Robert Pattinson was being considered by Warner Bros to play Batman in the upcoming ‘The Batman‘ film.
Matt Reeves, the director of the movie, was apparently set on Pattinson, but the studio was torn between Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult.
According to a new report from Deadline, the studio had Hoult and Pattinson perform an on tape audition “because this is such a big decision on a cornerstone Warner Bros DC franchise.”
The execs say that while Hoult was impressive, they have decided to go with Pattinson. Sources say negotiations will start immediately and an announcement from the studio should be coming soon.
Pattinson is a strong choice. He certainly has been at the center of a zeitgest franchise before in Twilight Saga, and he has used the time after to show his chops as an actor in films like High Life, and is starring for Warner Bros in Christopher Nolan’s next film, and just debuted in the Robert Eggers-directed The Lighthouse at Cannes.
I think Pattinson is going to nail it. As some of you know, I’m not a huge fan of superhero films, but I’m actually excited for this movie. Pattinson is an incredible actor. I have high hopes.
‘The Batman’ is scheduled for a June 15, 2021 release date.