Robert Pattinson just locked down another blockbuster franchise.
Warner Bros. revealed Friday that the actor who brought Edward Cullen to life in the “Twilight” series is the studio’s official choice for the next Batman movie, Deadline reports.
Variety reported earlier this month that Pattinson would be the next actor to take on the role of Bruce Wayne — but Deadline quickly declared that the casting of director Matt Reeves’ movie was hardly a done deal yet.
Also on the caped crusader shortlist: Nicholas Hoult. The star of “The Favourite” and “Tolkien” certainly had his supporters, but it is Pattinson’s jaw that will jut out of the iconic black mask.
Pattinson, 33, will embody Reeves’ origin story, which revolves around the formative stages of young Bruce Wayne. He takes the cape from 46-year-old Ben Affleck after four polarizing entries in the DC Comics cinematic canon.
After a dry period marked by several high-profile flops, Pattinson is on the upswing with strong notices for “High Life” and a starring role in the upcoming Christopher Nolan event film, “Tenet.”
“The Batman” is set to hit theaters nationwide June 25, 2021.
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