After a multitude of actors who have recently donned the cowl of justice, DC and Warner Bros have seemingly settled on Robert Pattinson to star as Bruce Wayne for the long term future.

The Batman, which is being produced by Matt Reeves (Dawn/War of the Planet of the Apes), is set to release in June 2021 and executives are reportedly (according to Variety) very close to having the former Twilight star, who has since become one of the most talented arthouse actors working today, as their lead vigilante. After Ben Affleck left the project following Justice League, Reeves was able to set out and cast his own Batman.

When Pattinson puts pen to paper, he will become the youngest actor, at 32, to play Batman on the big screen. Insiders have reportedly stated that filming could begin later this year or early in 2020 as Reeves is currently polishing the final script – something Warner Bros is happy for him to take his time on following the disappointment of Batman v Superman and the aforementioned Justice League.

Robert Pattinson has certainly been a busy man this year, starring in Claire Denis’ High Life, Robert Egger’s The Lighthouse, Netflix’s The King and Waiting for the Barbarians.

Warner Bros has made no official comment as of posting. More news to follow as this story develops.

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