According to a report by Variety, Robert Pattinson is all set to play the role of Batman in the Matt Reeves movie.
Finally, the fans have an answer regarding who is going to play the role of Batman in the upcoming reboot of 'The Batman'. Robert Pattinson has been chosen to play the role of Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeve's Batman and this will be his biggest role since the Twilight series ended. A report from Variety broke the news first saying that the actor has signed on to play Batman in the new movie.
For this role, Pattinson will be succeeded by Ben Affleck, who was originally planned to write and direct the movie in the beginning, but he has stepped aside after getting worked up with personal issues and numerous behind-the-scenes debacles that sidelined the plans for the DC Comics shared superhero universe. The present director of the movie, Matt Reeves has written the script.
Till now there is no news when the movie is supposed to begin shooting, but as they have announced the main role for the movie, we can expect them to start making more announcements regarding the movie. According to the reports surfacing online, the filming for the movie is set to begin sometime later this year. Reeves has spoken a lot about his movie, and he has also revealed that the movie is set to be a noir-themed story that will force Batman to solve a vast mystery and it will also push him to great lengths.
While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, he added, "It's very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It's told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it's going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It's more Batman in his detective mode than we've seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He's supposed to be the world's greatest detective, and that's not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I'd love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it's going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation."
Given the fact that Ben Affleck began the shared universe of the savior of Gotham city, it looks like the latest movie will forgo all connections with his movies and instead focus on telling a story. Reeves added, "Right now, I'm involved in The Batman. What it will be called ultimately, I don't know. Aquaman is going to be very different from the Todd Phillips Joker movie, and that's going to be different from Shazam! and [Birds of Prey]. Warners believes they don't have to try to develop a giant slate that has to have all the plans for how it's going to connect. What they need to try and do is make good movies with these characters." The movie is set to be released on June 25, 2021.
The movie will be produced by Warner Bros. and has given Reeves plenty of time to develop the script, and they are hoping that the latest iteration of the DC icon is done right, following the poor performance by 'Batman vs Superman' and 'Justice League'.