Robert Pattinson Expected to Play Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves' 'The Batman'

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While a deal is not yet official, insider sources are saying Twilight actor Robert Pattinson is expected to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves' upcoming The Batman movie. 

Pattinson feels like a strong choice, especially with the acting chops and charisma he's shown in recent flicks like Good Time and The Lost City of Z. He's a particularly interesting Bruce Wayne if they play up the flippant playboy persona and with a little bulking up, should be able to convincingly sell the physical presence of Batman.

Other names on the shortlist included Nicolas Hoult and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, both of which we suggested could play Batman earlier this year. Armie Hammer was also in the mix.

The Batman is expected to start pre-production sometime this summer and hit theaters in 2021. We'll have more clarity soon, including whether or not this will have any connection to the Joaquin Phoenix-led Joker movie.