Rumors about who will play the younger than Ben Affleck Batman in director Matthew Reeves reboot of the franchise called The Batman have run rampant.
After months of speculation, Robert Pattinson is in final talks to headline The Batman for Warner Bros says Variety.
While sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly. Warner Bros. had no comment.
Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer.
Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two Planet of the Apes sequels, assumed Batman directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been developing the elusive project ever since. Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the Caped Crusader behind following Justice League, allowing Reeves to pick his own Bruce Wayne.
One fan on Reddit is so stoked to see Pattinson take on the role of Bruce Wayne that he made this phenomenal rendering of Pattinson in Christian Bale’s The Dark Knight Rises costume. Saying “if [director] Reeves needs a younger actor to portray Bruce Wayne, I can totally see him even if others can’t seem to.”
Heroic Hollywood reported: “Plot details for Matt Reeves’ The Batman have yet to be revealed, however, rumors have pointed to a previous version of the script once featuring Ben Affleck bookending the film as his current Batman while the film introduced a younger version of the DC superhero.”