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Robert Pattinson replacing Ben Affleck as the new ‘BATMAN’?
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Robert Pattinson replacing Ben Affleck as the new ‘BATMAN’?

Anoushka Ghosh

Anoushka Ghosh

When it comes to list all the heartthrobs from the early 2000s, Robert Pattinson takes up an essential part of the Hollywood hunk history. Though his first notable work was in Harry Potter: Goblet of fire, he got his breakthrough after playing Edward Cullen in the Twilight series. The news is that he is being roped up by Matt Reeves for playing the next ‘Batman’, keep reading to find out more details.

Robert Pattinson replacing Ben Affleck as the new ‘BATMAN’?

The Twilight actor has gone on to build a prosperous film career and has appeared in several movies including Remember Me, Water for Elephants, Cosmopolis, Map To The Stars, Good Time, and The Lost City Of Z. Pattinson is currently in negotiations to play Batman in Matt Reeves' upcoming superhero film.

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 project ever since. Affleck was the last actor to play Batman on the big screen in 2016's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" and 2017's "Justice League".

Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the 'Caped Crusader' after "Justice League".

Though, it's not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it's expected to close shortly if the deal is sealed, the "Twilight" star will become the youngest actor to ever play Batman on the big screen.

Multiple reports suggest Pattinson, 33, is the frontrunner to play the superhero avatar, while other names floating for the role include Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Armie Hammer, Nicholas Hoult. Though, say it's not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it's expected to close shortly.

Robert Pattinson replacing Ben Affleck as the new ‘BATMAN’?

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.

The film titled "The Batman" is slated to release in June 2021. Pre-production on the Warner Bros - DC Comics movie is expected to start later this year and the shoot for the film might start in late 2019 or early 2020.

Pattinson has a total of four films opening this year, beginning with Claire Denis' "High Life". He also appears in Robert Eggers' "The Lighthouse", "The King" for Netflix and "Waiting for the Barbarians".

It will be interesting to see how Pattinson builds for the role of Batman and can he do justice to the previous batman legacy left by Christian Bale and Ben Affleck.