Variety pretty much confirms that Robert Pattinson will be the next big screen Caped Crusader in the upcoming Matt Reeves film.
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.
Reeves will produce “The Batman” with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.
The Batman opens in theaters 06/25/21