According to Deadline, but first brought to light by Variety, Warner Bros has approved Robert Pattinson as the next Bruce Wayne/Batman. It also appears that a trilogy of films will begin production later this year. Pattinson was rumored for months as part of a short list of actors considered for the role. But as of yesterday, it came down to Pattinson and Nicolas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road).
The news comes a day after rumblings of a meeting between the studio and the director. One thing that’s interesting to note is that Reeves was always set on Pattinson, but the studio wanted Hoult. He was their top candidate despite the director’s desires.
How It Happened
Reeves and the Studio wanted to see both actors on tape with the purpose of making the right decisions for the coveted role. And although Hoult showed an impressive performance, the studio sided with Reeves to give Pattinson the opportunity. After the decision was made, they began the process of ironing out all the details.
It’s a deal which could potentially place the actor in two additional sequels, which is the norm these days. The production team will include Planet of the Apes producer Dylan Clark. Not much is known about the plot, however, Reeves’ film will follow the life of Bruce Wayne in his early 30s. The biggest claim of the whole announcement?
“This film will in no way carry on the work that Ben Affleck did as the older Batman in Batman v Superman and Justice League.”
Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the latest news about this film and others to come.
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