Variety reports. “While sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly.
The news has only been out for a short while and the internet is already exploding in response. Fans aren’t sure if the Twilight actor can do the comic book powerhouse justice on the silver screen.
Patterson has been doing a lot since his vampire days though. He starred in the fantastic Good Time in 2017 and is featured in a number of upcoming movies including Robert Eggers upcoming fantasy horror film The Lighthouse. It’s clear that Patterson’s range extends beyond the role that made him a celebrity.
Matt Reeves is no stranger to blockbuster films either. He’s helmed the last two Planet of the Ape films and Cloverfield. He took over for Affleck in directing Warner Bros. standalone Batman movie in 2017.
It’s not clear whether or not Patterson will join the current makeup of superheros with Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller who play Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash respectively. Joaquin Phoenix is helming a standalone Joker movie releasing later this year, maybe we’ll see something similar here.
Reeves is directing The Batman from his own screenplay and will also produce alongside Dylan Clark. Production is slated to start in the fall, and Warner Bros. will release the film on June 25, 2021.