Robert Pattinson is playing the next Batman and the internet is divided
3 June 2019, 17:01 | Updated: 6 October 2020, 11:13
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.
Idk but how did we go from Ben Affleck to Robert Pattinson for Batman???🦇 pic.twitter.com/l3iWSY2ZDS— Naomi Barton (@naomi_barton25) May 31, 2019
While others were more than ready to accept R Patz as their Batman.
┏┓— Let's Talk Batman! (@LetsBatman) May 31, 2019
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me watching people get mad over robert pattinson being cast for batman pic.twitter.com/4FR1o0FqLN— kayla (@aImondtiddies) May 31, 2019
People imagined what Robert's own reaction was.
random twitter user: robert pattinson will be a horrible batman he’s not fit for the role and doesn’t have the acting potential— bri (@jxsticeleagues) May 31, 2019
robert pattinson: pic.twitter.com/ITu53sM7UW
robert pattinson to nicholas hoult after the studio preferred his batman screen test pic.twitter.com/BmIDbfKR0o— -/George\- (@kryptonscodex) June 2, 2019
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.
Robert Pattinson to his agent: I’m looking for either very transformative roles in indie movies or very mainstream roles specifically themed around bats. And nowhere in between.— Sammy Paul (@ICOEPR) May 31, 2019
Anyone make a tweet yet about how Robert Pattinson completed his transformation from vampire to bat. He's the Master Dracula now nothing can stop him— Kendra🏴☠️ (@kendrawcandraw) May 31, 2019
omg the reason Robert Pattinson is playing Batman is because vampires turn into bats— Alondra (@aloabrego_) May 24, 2019
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.