Robert Pattison might not actually fit into the description that pops in one’s mind when we think of Batman, but we cannot forget that he played a gorgeous and yes, little ruthless vampire to perfection in Twilight. And now, according to sources, Pattison, following Ben Affleck’s exit, is being considered as a potential choice to play the Dark Knight.
Pattison has also come a long way from his Edward Cullen days and has played one complex and critically acclaimed character after another in The Lost City of Z and High Life. Also, since Warner Bros is trying to find a younger (i.e. mid-20s or early 30s) actor to essay their next Batman, Pattinson fits the bill quite perfectly.
While other names are being considered, following Ben Affleck’s farewell to the character who played Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League, do not expect a name to come out soon.
Warner Bros are currently in search of a befitting Batman and are sure to try each avenue they can explore before finalizing a potential candidate. However, the grapevine certainly has Pattison’s name shortlisted amongst Armie Hammer and industry veteran Jon Hamm.
The Batman, has been scheduled for release on June 25, 2021.