The next Batman will be… Robert Pattinson
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According to reports a new Batman movie is in the works. The film will be titled “The Batman” and is said to be a film noir style movie. But perhaps the biggest news surrounding the film is who will be dawning the black mask of the caped crusader? The answer to this question, is Robert Pattinson.
Originally of Twilight fame, Pattinson hasn’t been in a whole lot of mainstream films since playing the angsty Edward Cullen in Twilight, you remember it right? The emo vampire movie where they had a vampire baby? Well, that was a long time ago. Since then Pattinson has racked up an impressive resume of sort of “off the grid” type movies, like his role in The Lost City of Z for example.
Of course after the announcement was made fans were split between believing that Pattinson is an inspired choice and the completely wrong choice. If you happen to be on the latter, consider this: many of the all time greats were criticized when they were originally cast. According to The Independant “They wrote letters to the Los Angeles Times when Michael Keaton was announced as Tim Burton’s Batman, insisting the man behind Beetlejuice could never bring the required gravitas. They had the same complaints about Heath Ledger, when Christopher Nolan picked him to be The Dark Knight’s Joker. 7,000 fans signed a petition asking Warner Bros to reverse their decision to cast Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader back in 2013.”
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