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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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  • HG

    I feel like they should’ve picked a “fresher” actor. With Rob connected to Twilight and Nic with X-men, I don’t know now why they would want that association with a franchise they’re trying to reboot.

  • J.K.

    Just what we needed, another Batman movie

  • niagirl

    Well, Nicholas receding hairline is an issue for me.

  • Hypnotist

    They would be better off digging up whatever is left of Adam West and stuffing him into the bat suit again.

  • Sansa Squad

    I don’t care about Batman at all but Rob would be great. He’s a phenomenal actor and might actually be able to do something fresh and interesting with a role we’ve seen a million times.

  • ArtAfter5

    I don’t like Batman. he is one of those who wears his underwear on his trousers. Rob as a Batman after he did excellent work with interesting films, it’s a downgrade for him.

  • drainbreath

    And that great big baby head. Looking at his profile with large head and tiny nose, he looks like a generic drawing of a baby head – just put the curl at the forehead

  • drainbreath

    And that great big baby head. Looking at his profile with large head and tiny nose, he looks like a generic drawing of a baby head – just put the curl at the forehead

  • VanityInsecurity™

    oh great .. yet another Batman movie.. added to the 50 other ones..

  • VanityInsecurity™

    oh great .. yet another Batman movie.. added to the 50 other ones..

  • Casey C

    NEITHER. Both would be super miscasst

  • Max

    I don’t understand why they have choose between two English actors, since Batman is an American character and I’m sure there are plenty of American actors who could play the role. Like could imagine if they cast an American to play Harry Potter?

  • Riley

    It would be better picking an up and comer rather than someone everyone knows.