the batman plot

Now that Robert Pattinson is officially the new Dark Knight, some details about the film – including how Pattinson landed the gig – are starting to step out of the shadows. According to insiders, only two possible actors were ever considered for the role – Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult. Learn how director Matt Reeves decided on Pattinson, and what The Batman plot involves, below.

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Robert Pattinson as Batman

The casting decision ultimately came down to two contenders, but it looks like audiences are indeed going to see Robert Pattinson as Batman in director Matt Reeves‘ new movie.

A new report says Warner Bros. has approved the High Life star to play The Dark Knight in The Batman after a screen test between Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult (Tolkien), but the decision has now been made and an official announcement is expected to arrive soon. They also say Reeves is on board to direct a trilogy, and Pattinson’s contract will lock him in for at least two more movies.
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the batman villains

Who will Robert Pattinson‘s Batman be brawling with in The Batman? A new report specifically singles out both the Penguin and Catwoman, and adds that the Matt Reeves flick could have up to “half-a-dozen” villains in the movie. Would one Bat-film be able to sustain so many baddies? And why re-team the Batman Returns duo of Penguin and Catwoman again? Learn more about The Batman villains below.

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Robert Pattinson will make a great Batman

While nothing is finalized yet, all signs point to Robert Pattinson donning the cape and cowl to become the next Batman. Pattinson would play the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves‘s The Batman, a fresh start to the character not connected to Ben Affleck‘s most recent incarnation. This casting is excellent, and many seem to agree. But there’s already some backlash. This backlash appears to be coming from fans who only know Pattinson in regards to his role as sparkly vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise.

However, Twilight ended many years ago, and since then, Pattinson has been delivering captivating performances in challenging films.

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the batman star

Update: A new report suggests that Pattinson is on the short list for Batman alongside Nicholas Hoult. Read more below.

Robert Pattinson is your new Batman. The High Life star has been tapped by Warner Bros. as The Batman star in Matt Reeves‘ upcoming superhero film set to hit theaters in June 2021. Pattinson will be taking over the cape and cowl from Ben Affleck, who last played the Caped Crusader in 2017’s Justice League.

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Ben Affleck Leaving Batman

Last month brought the official but unsurprising news that The Batman would not bring Ben Affleck back as The Dark Knight. Instead, the new film from director Matt Reeves will take a more noir approach to the Caped Crusader and will put a younger actor back in the role. So what happened with Batfleck?

Ben Affleck appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and conversation inevitably turned to the actor retiring from his post as Gotham’s crimefighter. It’s the first time Affleck has publicly spoken out specifically about leaving the role behind. And after he explained why he’s done with the DC Comics superhero, there was a special ceremony retiring Ben Affleck’s cape and cowl. Read More »

Forbes has a rumor-busting piece on the future of the Warner Bros. DC slate, so buckle up, baby. Nearly every recent rumor you might have heard about projects like The BatmanShazam!Birds of Prey and more appears to be dead wrong.

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The Batman script

After months of silence, it seems like the bat’s out of the bag when it comes to director Matt Reeves‘ highly-anticipated superhero movie The Batman. Earlier this week, Reeves confirmed that his take on the Caped Crusader would be a noir-style story that focuses on Batman being the world’s greatest detective – a quality apparent to his character in the comics but one the movies have rarely touched.

Now a new report says The Batman‘s initial screenplay came in at 160 pages, and with the standard “one page = one minute” rule of screenwriting, that would translate to a movie that’s approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes long. That almost certainly won’t be the length of the final cut, but you can read the latest update about The Batman below.
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the batman update

Matt Reeves just provided the most detailed breakdown of his The Batman, which will be the first stand-alone Batman film since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises. While the filmmaker didn’t give away specifics (no word on if Ben Affleck is still involved, although at this point it’s probably safe to assume he’s not), he did describe what type of movie he’s going to be making. In addition to that, Reeves also confirmed that The Batman will have a full rogues gallery of villains, not just one bad guy.

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The Penguin

Todd Phillips is making a Joker movie. Henry Cavill may or may not be finished playing Superman. The DC Universe is in an odd place right now, so even though there are a few movies coming out soon that could help provide a steadier foundation, one of the biggest of them is Matt Reeves’ The Batman. It’s impossible to overstate how important that character is to Warner Bros., and while the actual plot of the movie is still hidden in the shadows of a Gotham City alley, one thing has become exceptionally clear: Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast) and Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya) really want to play The Penguin.
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