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The Actor To Play Batman In The Next Batman Movie

The actor became famous for his role as a vampire in the Twilight films and now will take on the role of another nocturnal hero: Batman. Pattinson who is 33, inherits the role from Hollywood star Ben Affleck, who played his last role in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League which were critical and commercial disappointments.

Robert Pattinson’s first film as the billionaire super hero Bruce Wayne, who takes on a full-body black costume to battle the villains in Gotham City, will be titled "The Batman" and will be directed by Matt Reeves, and set for release around June 2021. Originally scheduled to start shooting in 2017, The Batman will be the first solo film to be a part of the DC Extended Universe.

The Warner Bros studio confirmed Robert Pattinson had beaten other A list stars on the shortlist which included the likes of Nicholas Hoult to the role. Following breakthrough and well praised performances in the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, Pattinson has spent a lot of time staying away from the public eye but instead working with directors such as David Cronenberg, David Michôd, the Safdie brothers and James Gray.

His recent collaboration with the French director Claire Denis in the erotic science fiction mystery film "High Life", won Robert Pattinson world wide acclaim. He also stars in one of the best reviewed films by critics from this year’s Cannes festival "Robert Eggers’s The Lighthouse", an intense psychodrama film.

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