Aside from social media outcry, some fans are going the way of Game Of Thrones season 8 and creating petitions against Pattinson as the new dark knight.
One of the leading petitions on change.org—named “Warner Brothers, don’t do it! Don’t cast Robert Pattinson as Batman?”—is fast approaching its 5,000 signature goal, with 4,435 fans joining the cause at time of writing.
A petition with an even smaller following is calling for Armie Hammer to take the role, with over 200 fans voicing their opinion.
Despite the hate, many have come to the defense of Pattinson as Batman, as well. One of these defenders is Jimmy Kimmel, who poked fun at comic fan’s tendency to be upset about every superhero casting.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 18, 2019
The casting would obviously revive a classic conflict originally forged in Twilight, with Lautner and Pattinson playing romantic rivals in a war of vampires vs. werewolves.
Cast Taylor Lautner as The Joker you cowards https://t.co/20mdOikjjX
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) May 17, 2019
Why is everyone snoozing on this? Taylor Lautner is the JOKER! pic.twitter.com/1nGqUWfkwU
— Justin Kowalski (@J_Rocka) May 17, 2019
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