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Robert Pattinson is the new big screen Batman. Probably.

May 17th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It looks like we have our new Batman/Bruce Wayne for the DC big screen adventures.


Reports are coming in that Robert Pattinson, famous for his role in the Twilight movies but recently proving he has real acting chops, has clinched the role of the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman.

However… I’m also hearing that the deal isn’t exactly done yet and X-Men star Nicholas Hoult is still in the running – although, for all that, it most likely is Pattinson’s gig.

Pattinson is replacing Ben Affleck in the role and will be playing a younger version of that Batman but aside from that, little else is known about the plot.

Interestingly, at 33, he’s the youngest actor to play the part on the big screen.

The Batman is expected to start filming at the end of the year.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….