It was officially announced today that long time frontrunner Robert Pattinson has been confirmed to star as Bruce Wayne aka Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman. Along with this casting news, Reeves also confirmed that The Batman will not be the only movie he will direct for Warner Brothers‘ DC franchise. In fact, he has signed on to direct an entire trilogy of Batman movies, with Pattinson set to star as the titular character.
The Batman has been a movie shrouded in mystery for over a year now after former Batman actor Ben Affleck left the directing job, leading to Matt Reeves’ hiring. But then, more recently Affleck also left the role of Batman. Affleck only appeared as the Dark Knight in three films which include 2015’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League, with a cameo in 2016’s Suicide Squad.
In recent weeks, The Batman has taken a center stage with rumors and story details being released that include several of Batman’s most famous rogues supposedly set to appear in the movie to combat the caped crusader.
Most recently, Vanessa Hudgens has been rumored to be in the running to portray Batman foe and Bruce Wayne lover, Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. The Penguin and The Riddler have been rumored to either be assisting her or acting on their own villainous agendas. Reeves’ The Batman is described as taking on a Noir-style theme that tells the story of Batman in his formative years, meaning an actor in his early 30s sounds like a necessity as opposed to an older more experienced Batman which fans had with Ben Affleck.
The most recent live action version of Batman’s early days has been seen in Gotham. The final season set up key characters fans know and love from the fictitious city including a flash-forward finale finally showing us Bruce Wayne actor David Mazouz donning the cape and cowl for only a few seconds.
While not connected to the television series, The Batman looks likely to be set roughly 15 years after the events of Gotham, taking Bruce Wayne from embracing his vigilante side to the heights of his crime-fighting nights.
The Batman is scheduled for release in theaters on June 25th, 2021.
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Directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons. Check out the synopsis below:
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
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