You might know Robert Pattinson from his role as Cedric Diggory, Hufflepuff and fallen Triwizard Champion, in Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire. Alternatively, you may know him as the brooding, sparkling vampire from Twilight, Edward Cullen.

From primarily starring in fantasy young adult films to art films, it seems like Robert Pattinson will be taking on superheroes next. After all, Pattinson is now one of the frontrunners to be casted as the next Batman.

Standalone film “The Batman” by the Warner Brothers is set to release in theatres June 25, 2021. Matt Reeves, the director behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, took on the duty of directing “Batman” in January 2017. According to Variety, Ben Affleck and Warner Bros. had been discussing his departure from the role of Batman following “Justice League”, which allowed Reeves to choose his own Bruce Wayne.

Who are the other casting choices for Batman?

While Pattinson is currently the top pick to be the next Bruce Wayne, it doesn’t come without competition. Nicholas Hoult (well-known for his role as Beast, from 20th Century Fox’s X-Men trilogy) is another top pick for the role.

Here’s Hoult. / Photo Credits: Elle

Apart from those two, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver, from Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Armie Hammer were also considered for the role. However, the decision for the role of Gotham’s vigilante has reportedly been narrowed down to either Pattinson or Hoult.

Regardless of who gets chosen, expect to get confirmation on who gets the role of the new Batman soon! After all, filming is estimated to begin around late this year, or in early 2020. All the choices for the role seem promising, and we’re looking forward to this fresh, new take on the iconic Gotham vigilante.

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