Rumors about who will replace Ben Affleck in Matt Reeves' The Batman have been swirling since his departure from the role was confirmed two weeks ago. Several actors, both young and old, are purportedly being considered for the part, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Gosling, Jack O'Connell and Jon Hamm. Disney star Nick Jonas has even expressed interest in becoming the Caped Crusader. However, a new rumor suggests Warner Bros. is looking at Twilight and Harry Potter star Robert Pattinson as a potential successor to the cowl.
Fan artist BossLogic shared photoshopped artwork of Pattinson as Bruce Wayne on Twitter. However it was the popular fan artist's caption that started fueling rumors. "A choice that I never would have thought to try but been hearing some background chatter about Robert Pattinson being looked at," BossLogic wrote, "if the talks (source) are true then all of our predictions were wrong. This might be your new Bruce."
A choice that I never would have thought to try but been hearing some background chatter about Robert Pattinson being looked at, if the talks (source) are true then all of our predictions were wrong 👀😁 This might be your new Bruce #thebatman #batman pic.twitter.com/cNDKeRBzyb— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) February 3, 2019
No information about who will take over for Reeves has been definitively confirmed by the director or Warner Bros. The studio is rumored to be looking for a "familiar face" to replace Affleck with. However, take this with a grain of salt for now, especially since it's unclear how reliable BossLogic would be for this kind of information. There's also no guarantee Pattinson would actually take the role if it was offered.
Pattinson achieved some degree of infamy and notoriety because of his involvement in the Twilight series. Nevertheless, his most recent movies have received a lot of critical acclaim, and colleagues describe him as a method actor, similar to Batman Begins' Christian Bale. Pattinson last appeared in science fiction piece High Life, opposite French actress Juliette Binoche, which premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival. He also played ranchero Samuel Alabaster opposite The Man with the Iron Heart's Mia Wasikowska in David Zellner's Damsel. He is due to appear in David Michôd's The King as real-life royalty The Dauphin.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman opens in theaters on June 25, 2021.