Pattinson in talks to play Batman
Los Angeles: Actor 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 and it's expected to close shortly, reports variety.com. Pre-production on the movie is expected to start later this year.
Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two Planet of the Apes sequels, assumed Batman directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been developing the project ever since. Affleck was the last actor to play Batman on the big screen in 2016's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017's Justice League.
Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the 'Caped Crusader' after Justice League.
Multiple reports suggest Pattinson, 33, is the frontrunner to play the superhero avatar, while other names floating for the role include Armie Hammer, Nicholas Hoult and Aaron Taylor-