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Batman fans petition to remove Robert Pattinson from lead role

Comic fans are petitioning for a new dark knight.

May 20, 2019
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It was recently announced that Robert Pattinson is the leading candidate to play a young Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Batman film, but many fans aren’t pleased with the casting.

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.

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One of the leading petitions on—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.

On the other side of the spectrum, some fans aren’t only excited for Pattinson to don the cowl, but are going as far as pushing for Taylor Lautner to play the Joker.

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.

How do you feel about Robert Pattinson taking the role of Batman? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Collin Goeman