Pattinson was recently announced as Affleck’s replacement as the Dark Knight. He will debut in a new film from director Matt Reeves, which is reportedly a more toned-down story that features a young Bruce Wayne.
Pattinson recently spoke to Variety about having accepted the role. He said, “It’s maybe the craziest thing I’ve ever done in terms of movie stuff.” He said about trying on the suit, “I put it on. I remember saying to Matt, ‘It does feel quite transformative!’ He was like, ‘I would hope it does! You’re literally in the Batsuit.’”
Pattinson’s former Twilight co-star and ex-girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, also expressed her happiness for him, and said that he has the ‘perfect cheekbones’ for the character. She told Variety, “I feel like he’s the only guy that could play that part. I’m so happy for him. It’s crazy. I’m very, very happy about that. I heard that and I was like, ‘Oh man!’ It’s awesome.”
The first in the trilogy, The Batman, starring Pattinson is expected to be released in June 2021.