Los Angeles, May 17: Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson has been approached to play Batman in Matt Reeves and Warner Bros’s forthcoming superhero film.
The film titled “The Batman” is set for release in June 2021.
While sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly, reports variety.com.
Reeves, who had helmed last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, assumed “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been working on the project ever since.
Affleck was the last actor to play Batman on the screen in 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League”.
Affleck and Warner Bros. started discussing the actor-director leaving the ‘Caped Crusader’ after “Justice League”.
Several reports suggest Pattinson, is the frontrunner to play the superhero avatar, while other names in the race for the role are Armie Hammer, Nicholas Hoult and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
As per variety.com, Pattinson was cast even as Reeves continue to polish a final version of the script. Reeves will produce “The Batman” with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.
This year, Pattinson has four films, High Life, The Lighthouse, The King and Waiting For Barbarians.