ROBERT Pattinson is in talks to play Batman in Matt Reeves’ arriving superhero movie.
The 33-year-old actor is pronounced to be a frontrunner for a purpose in stirring film The Batman, though he has not nonetheless sealed a deal, according to Variety.
Pre-production on a Warner Bros and DC Comics partnership is approaching to flog off this summer forward of a Jun 25 2021 release.
Insiders also told a announcement a start date could be possibly late 2019 or early 2020.
It comes only a few months after reports Armie Hammer was in “final talks” to take on a superhero role, with former Twilight star Robert pronounced to be in line to execute one of a villains.
Reeves took over The Batman directing duties from Ben Affleck – who also stepped down from a purpose in Jan – and he will furnish a suit design with Dylan Clark.
Ben, 46, took to Twitter in Jan to endorse he was vacating a role.
He tweeted: “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA prophesy come to life. (sic)”.
Should Robert land a desired purpose he will be one of a series of outrageous stars to take on a iconic part.
Michael Keaton played a caped crusader in 1989’s Batman – destined by Tim Burton – and Val Kilmer and George Clooney have also taken on a purpose in Batman Forever and Batman Robin respectively.
Meanwhile, Christian Bale played a impression in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Robert achieved heartthrob standing in 2008 as Edward Cullen in a Twilight Saga, that came to an finish in 2012.
Since then, he has starred in films including The Rover, Queen of a Desert and The Lost City of Z.
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