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Well…this is a shocker.

According to Variety, Robert Pattinson has been cast to play the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming live-action film The Batman.

A casting decision was expected soon as the film needs to start getting under way considering it’s release date of June 25th, 2021.  However, while there was some speculation that Pattinson was in the running for the role, it was not widely believed that he was a serious candidate.

You may remember Pattinson from his most widely known role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight films.  He’s also starred in indie films Remember Me, Cosmopolis, and Maps to the Stars.  He’s also starred in other big(ger) budget films such as Water For Elephants and The Lost City of Z.  I’ll admit, I’m pretty stunned that Reeves cast a relative acting unknown (this will be Pattinson’s biggest role since Twilight) as his main character.  It’s not that Pattinson is a bad actor – he’s not – it’s just that Pattinson has never played a character like Bruce Wayne and he’s never played a role that will be as physically demanding as this one will be.

Pattinson, ironically enough, is set to star in Christopher Nolan’s next film, which is still untitled, that is set to be released next summer.  Nolan, as you may remember, was the director of The Dark Knight trilogy of Batman films.

While this casting decision will likely be ripped to shreds by the internet, it’s good to remember that Nolan’s casting of Heath Ledger – another relative acting unknown at the time – was ripped too…and we all know how that turned out.  Maybe Pattinson shocks everyone and turns out to be a really good version of Bruce Wayne/Batman.  Maybe.

Pattinson has a string of films releasing this year, starting with High Life then The Lighthouse followed by The King.

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for the upcoming Todd Phillips Clown Prince of Crime film “Joker”.

The trailer is very dark and gritty and looks to be an awards contender with an October 2019 release date. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker before we knew him, Phillips aims to show us just how this man became so manic, so vengeful, so angry at his fellow humans. The trailer does a fantastic job of conveying a film that will be representative of its subject matter.

Take a look!