By Naveel Krishant
[Photo: SuperHeroHype] Robert Pattinson
According to reports, Robert Pattinson is to replace Ben Affleck as the next actor to play Batman.
Variety announces that Pattinson is in negotiations to star in The Batman, a film originally conceived as a project for Affleck to write, direct and star Pattinson's participation in The Batman was not yet confirmed by Warner Bros, and also the Tolkien star Nicholas Hoult was on the shortlist.
19659006] However, with appearances in the franchises Harry Potter and Twilight, as well as a number of renowned arthouse films for directors such as David Cronenberg and Claire Denis, Pattinson is the frontrunner.
The Batman Will Play the Lead After Reeves replaced Affleck as director, production was pushed back to meet Reeves' commitment to war for the Planet of the Apes. Filming is expected to start later this year or early in the next one. The release of the Batman is currently scheduled for June 2021.
[Source: the Guardian]
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