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Robert Pattinson or Nicholas Hoult to Play 'The Batman'!

Robert Pattinson or Nicholas Hoult to Play 'The Batman'!

Robert Pattinson or Nicholas Hoult will take on an iconic new role!

The 33-year-old Twilight actor and the 29-year-old Tolkien star are on the short list to play Batman in the upcoming superhero film The Batman, according to Deadline on Thursday (May 16).

An earlier report from Variety declared that Robert was the pick, but Deadline reports that “the bat suit isn’t filled yet” and “they like both guys, with Pattinson holding the edge.”

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The Matt Reeves-directed film hits theaters on June 25, 2021. Pre-production is expected to start this summer. A final version of the script is still being drafted, according to the report.

Filming “could start in late 2019 or early 2020.”

The news follows Ben Affleck‘s decision to leave the character behind after initially signing on to star, write and direct.

“We worked on the script, I was trying to figure out how to crack it, and I was never happy enough with it where I thought it was worth going out and making it because I just didn’t want to do a version that I wasn’t really excited by, so I still don’t know,” he said recently of exiting the project.

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