Let me be honest with you – I’m not a big fan of Batman. All these movies and comic books… don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s just I don’t get the hype. But anyways, enough about me. Let’s talk about the new upcoming Batman series instead. According to preliminary data, the new Batman series release is scheduled for June 25th, 2021, and it seems like Matt Reeves has finally found the perfect candidate for this iconic role.
Warner Brothers studios has finally made it official – Robert Pattinson is gonna be a new Batman. Even though I’m not a Batman fan, I honestly believe that Robert Pattinson will do a great job. He is an extremely talented actor. He might have became famous for playing a lovey-dovey vampire in the Twilight movies, but he has certainly evolved into a more serious actor who prefers smaller, independent films over big studio franchise movies. By the way, Reeves wasn’t even sure whether Pattinson would agree to take a role in the first place.
I know that they were initially casting two people – Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult – but their choice fell on Pattinson for various reasons. First, whether you like it or not, but Pattinson’s name is more recognizable. It’s a fact! Second, Hoult has been appearing as the Beast in the X Men movies, and Batman and X Men kinda exist in different universes. Even though there are no official rule prohibiting DC actors from appearing in the Marvel Universe and vise versa, they try not to mix the two together.
I know what you are thinking, but they did not eliminate Hoult because he’s an X Man, that would be stupid. No! Both candidates are brilliant actors who deserve recognition. Regarding Pattinson, Reeves got really impressed with his work in Good Time and High Life. As for Hoult, his impressive and thought-provoking performance in the Planet of the Apes movies and Mad Max: Fury Road is why the filmmaker made him a candidate #2 for playing Batman.
Poor Reeves has been going back and forth trying to choose between those two until they did the costume try on. This is a customary thing for all Batman-to-be guys. Christian Bale did that. And Ben Affleck met the same fate as well. And there is a reason why they are doing that. The director and the studio officials wanted to see how the actors embodied the character. Batman is famous for his piercing gaze, so they wanted to see how their eyes looked and acted with the mask on. I guess there must be something really special about Robert Pattinson’s eyes if they decided to go with him.
Now, for all the haters out there, hold your horses before you trash Robert Pattinson as Batman. Remember how everyone used to hate the idea of Heath Ledger playing Joker? And what was the end result? The most genius performance of all times. So stop focusing too much on something that didn’t even happen yet and get a life!