Robert Pattinson. (Martin Valentin Menke/A24 Films via AP)
Robert Pattinson. (Martin Valentin Menke/A24 Films via AP)

From teen vampire to Batman? Twitter weighs in on Robert Pattinson joining DCEU

By Carmelita Fredericks Time of article published May 17, 2019

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Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play Batman in Matt Reeves' upcoming superhero film. The film titled "The Batman" is slated to release in June 2021.

While sources say it's not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice. DC fans have since taken to social media to weigh in on the British actor, who shot to fame for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga franchise, playing the Dark Knight.

The news has drawn a mixed reaction with some endorsing Reeves' choice, while others claim it would be devastating to the franchise and expressed themselves with a series of memes. 

One user wrote: "If you asked me 10 years ago if I would be defending Robert Pattinson's abilities as an actor, I'd say you're crazy.

But guys, he actually is. Good Time is one of my favorite movies of the decade. He's so. F*cking. Great. In it. Give it a chance. The dude has chops."

While another claimed that no-one would ever be as good as Christian Bale. " So Robert Pattinson's set to play the new Batman. Let's see how that goes. For now, the ultimate Batman for me is Christian Bale still. Heath Ledger, of course, remains the undisputed, most consummate actor to have ever played the Joker role. Ever, " @anothergino wrote.

If the deal is sealed, the 33-year-old star will become the youngest actor to ever play Batman on the big screen following  a number of huge stars who took 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. 

What's more, Christian Bale played the character in Christopher Nolan's trilogy, "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises".

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