Harry Potter and Twilight star Pattinson said to be frontrunner for part in The Batman, replacing Ben Affleck
Robert Pattinson is set to take over from Ben Affleck as the next actor to play Batman, according to reports.
Variety states that Pattinson is in negotiations to play the lead role in The Batman, a film originally conceived as a project for Affleck to write, direct and star in. However, after the critical and commercial disappointment of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, Affleck dropped out of the film, with War for the Planet of the Apes’ Matt Reeves taking over as director.
Holy mackerel! Robert Pattinson set to land Batman role