By Creative Media TimesRobert Pattinson is the new caped crusader. Today, Variety has confirmed that the actor will take over the role of Batman from Ben Affleck.
Matt Reeves ( “War for the Planet of the Apes”) signed on to direct the film in early 2017. He is known for critical and commercial hits Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) as well as the romantic horror film Let Me In (2010).
No other casting announcement has been made for the movie, though pre-production is expected to begin this summer.
The film would be Pattinson’s return to high profile movies since appearing in five global blockbuster film adaptations of the Twilight novels which concluded in 2012.
Since then, he has appeared in smaller indie films and worked with renowned directors as Werner Herzog and David Cronenberg as well as gained positive reviews in the crime film “Good Time” and this year’s science-fiction horror film “High Life”.
He is also set to appear in Christopher Nolan’s film “Tenet,” set to open July 17, 2020, as well as the dark fantasy horror film “Lighthouse” which has received acclaim at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.