Robert Pattinson is playing the next Batman and the internet is divided

3 June 2019, 17:01 | Updated: 3 June 2019, 18:15

Next Batman actor Robert Pattinson
Next Batman actor Robert Pattinson. Picture: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis / Contributor/teetov_/Twitter
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman actor and fans are reacting to the news that the 'Twilight' and 'Harry Potter' star will appear in the upcoming 2021 film 'The Batman', directed by Matt Reeves.

It's official. Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman actor in the upcoming DC film, The Batman. Robert Pattinson, who will take over from previous Batman, Ben Affleck, is best known for roles in the Twilight and the Harry Potter franchises. .

Director of The Batman, Matt Reeves, tweeted a gif of Robert Pattinson, essentially announcing the bold move for the franchise.

Now that Robert Pattinson is stepping into the iconic role of Batman, the internet has some major thoughts about the casting news

The reactions and memes about Robert Pattinson starring in The Batman are exactly what you'd expect them to be and more.

Some people had their doubts.

While others were more than ready to accept R Patz as their Batman.

People imagined what Robert's own reaction was.

Nicholas Hoult and Robert Pattison were both reportedly up for the character, with Pattinson eventually landing the iconic role of wealthy vigilant, Bruce Wayne.

And Twilight inevitably came up.

Many fans will know Robert Pattinson for playing Edward Cullen in the Twilight film franchise. The Twilight films went on to earn over $1.3 billion domestically from 2008-2012.

As did Harry Potter.

Mostly, people have no idea what to expect.

Ben Affleck will give up the role, which has previously been held by Christian Bale, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, and others. The Batman is currently slated for release in June 2021.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in The Batman?