After a whirlwind of reporting in the past few weeks, we finally know who will don the infamous cowl. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has made the final decision in casting Robert Pattinson in The Batman.
Although Pattinson was the frontrunner, Nicholas Hoult was still in the running for the lead role in the Matt Reeves film. Deadline claims that the director was settled on Pattinson but the studio still hadn’t decided between the two actors yet. Both screen tested yesterday and while Hoult was apparently “impressive”, Pattinson won the role and final negotiations will begin soon.
The Batman is looking to begin production later this year, early next year at the latest. The film is set to take place in the early stages of Batman’s career and will see new actors in all supporting roles. With the lead role of The Batman cast, we should be learning more regarding the villain roles and female lead (likely Catwoman) soon.
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The Batman is set to hit theaters June 25, 2021