The Batman Villains Rumored to Be Penguin, Catwoman, and Riddler

Bessie Dean
May 21, 2019

Warner Bros. has not commented on the report, however, Robert is now preparing to work on another film directed by the talented Christopher Nolan.

When he does finally accept the role of Bruce Wayne, it'll make for one busy year for Robert Pattinson. Though Pattinson is reportedly "the top choice", Nicholas Hoult (Beast in the X-Men prequel trilogy) is also still in the running, according to Deadline. However, pre-production is expected to start this summer.

Despite Variety's news piece, other industry publications aren't so sure about whether or not Pattinson's involvement in the movie is a "done deal".

A report Thursday that Robert Pattinson could take on the role of Batman has some crying, "Holy miscast!"

As many film journalists pointed out (see below), anyone who views Pattinson as just "the "Twilight" guy" has not been paying attention to the actor over the last several years.

Affleck-who won Oscars for Good Will Hunting and Argo-was initially attached to write, direct, and star in a new Batman movie called The Batman. He's now working with Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight Trilogy, for another project with Warner Bros. Christian Bale played Batman for the first time at the age of 31 in Batman Begins, though it's not clear how old he was when he was cast.

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As for the film: if you didn't know, Planet of the Apes' Reeves took over The Batman in January 2017, with Ben Affleck vacating the title role subsequently; speculation has been widespread as to who would score the role.

The Batman is rumored to be set in the 1990s and represents one of the quickest movie franchise reboots in recent memory.

The Batman is one of the most intriguing projects now being developed over at DC/Warner Bros.

Robert Pattinson arrives at the LACMA ART + FILM GALA at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on October 27, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. His next movie is a Christopher Nolan movie even.

The Batman is now slated to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.

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