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[Photos: Pattinson/Batman via Wikimedia Commons]

It was recently announced that Robert Pattinson was the leading candidate to play a young Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Batman trilogy, sparking a petition from fans who were not pleased with this casting rumor.

Now, it looks like that casting rumor has finally been put to rest— Pattinson is our official Batman.

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According to Deadline, Warner Bros. have approved Pattinson to play the superhero in the upcoming The Batman trilogy that Matt Reeves will direct later this year.

Originally, the studio was torn between Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult, asking for both actors to be taped before making their decision.

Sources tell Deadline that a meeting happened yesterday and the official decision was made that Pattinson would star in the role. Negotiations are expected to happen soon.

Despite the hate from some fans over the decision, many came to the defense of Pattinson as Batman, including Jimmy Kimmel.


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.

Deadline also reports that this trilogy will have no connection to Ben Affleck’s Batman but instead, focus on Bruce Wayne in the formative stages of Batman.

“He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been,” Reeves previously explained. “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.”

The first film is currently slated for a June 25, 2021 release with filming expected to begin this summer.

What are your thoughts on Pattinson as Batman? Sound off in the comments below!

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