Ok so If you’ve been following the channel since day one then you’ll know that I actually started this up as a Batman graphic novel review channel and I’ve been pretty obsessed with the character since my grandad gave me a comic at 3 with the dark knight splashed across the front page.
Hell, I was even one of the three people that actually liked Batman V Superman, so naturally, I, like I’m sure many have been pretty glued to the whole back and forth casting news about who could play the new caped crusader.
Well, it looks like we finally have confirmation that Robert Pattinson will replace Ben Affleck as the titular character in the upcoming Matt Reeves film: Batman.
Variety has reported that it’s between him and Nicholas Hoult with Pattinson edging out over the other actor of Deadpool fame.
Now as always, whenever someone is cast as the character there’s a huge ordeal about it over the internet with many kinda shouting down the choice and stating how bad it will be.
Even my wife and mates messaged me this morning saying he’s gonna suck but I think he may just be ok.
We saw this originally with Michael Keaton when he was put in the role and Pattinson is no different. However, I actually think the guy may be ok in the role. Now does he jump out as perfect casting to me?
No not really.
But I’ve been wrong before and initially, I hated the news on Affleck but once he was in the role I thought he was the most accurate representation that we’ve ever had on screen.
Still, this is going to be a controversial one with Pattinson having not really done anything major since the Twilight series that birthed his career.
I think if he bulks up he definitely had the look and he’s already used to playing a solitary vampire which Is pretty similar to Batman when you think about it.
I think Hollywood is dropping this just before they confirm the contract to double check they are doing the right thing but for me I just want them to get this project off the ground and actually make the movie.
Batman is still scheduled for its June 25, 2021, release so hopefully this is fully confirmed in the next couple of days and we can get the ball rolling with saving the DC universe, whatever it takes…sorry wrong franchise.
Obviously I’d love to hear your thoughts on this news and if you think it’s a good choice or not. Comment below and let me know!