Robert Pattinson takes over Batman role from Ben Affleck

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Robert Pattinson is in talks to play Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming superhero movie. The 33-year-old actor is said to be the frontrunner for the role in forthcoming film The Batman, but he has not yet closed a deal, according to Variety.

Pre-production on the Warner Bros and DC Comics collaboration is expected to kick off this summer ahead of a June 25 2021 release. Insiders also told the publication the start date could be either late 2019 or early 2020.

It comes just a few months after reports Armie Hammer was in “final talks” to take on the superhero role, with former Twilight star Robert said to be in line to portray one of the villains.

Reeves took over The Batman directing duties from Ben Affleck – who also stepped down from the role in January – and he will produce the motion picture with Dylan Clark.

Ben, 46, took to Twitter in January to confirm he was departing the role.

He tweeted: “Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life. (sic)”.

If it’s real, Robert Pattinson will be the youngest actor ever to play .

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