ROBERT Pattinson has been confirmed to play The Batman in Matt Reeves' upcoming superhero movie.
The 33-year-old star will take over from Ben Affleck for the forthcoming film The Batman and has now signed on the dotted line, according to Variety.
Pre-production on the Warner Bros. and DC Comics collaboration is expected to kick off this summer ahead of a June 25th 2021 release.
Reeves took over The Batman directing duties from Ben Affleck – who also stepped down from the role as the titular character in January – and he will produce the motion picture with Dylan Clark.
Affleck 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)"
The Oscar-winner was originally slated to write, direct, produce and star in the new film.
Pattinson will be one of a number of huge stars to take on the iconic part.
Michael Keaton played the titular character in 1989's Batman – which was directed by Tim Burton – and Val Kilmer and George Clooney have also taken on the role, in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin respectively.
Christian Bale played the character in Christopher Nolan's trilogy, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
The plot or the villains for the movie have yet to be revealed.
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