Robert Pattinson is the new face of superhero Batman, according to a deal various media outlets reported Friday was signed between the star and Warner Bros.
The studio announced that Robert Pattinson, the actor who brought Edward Cullen to life in the Twilight series, is their official choice for the next installment of the caped crusader’s antics.
— Variety (@Variety) June 2, 2019
Pattinson, 31, inherits the role from Ben Affleck, whose tenure came to an end after the critical and commercial disappointments of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
The other actor on the shortlist was Nicholas Hoult, star of The Favourite and Tolkien, who certainly had his supporters.
After a dry period marked by several high-profile flops, Pattinson is on the upswing with strong notices for High Life and a starring role in the upcoming Christopher Nolan event film Tenet.
The Batman is set to hit theaters in June 2021.