Following a screen test with Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult, it was the former who apparently won out, despite Tolkien star Hoult impressing.
Warner Bros. has told IGN that Pattinson is now in negotiations, despite reports saying he’d already signed a deal.
We’ll update this story as we learn more.
Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult will reportedly be screen testing in full costume to potentially play the Caped Crusader in the upcoming film The Batman.
Revealed by The Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez on Twitter, he suspects the two are “screen testing in the Batsuit because Wardrobe Department will need full wardrobe test. Additionally, the film will now start production in Q1 2020.”
BATMAN UPDATE: Robert Pattinson & Nicholas Hoult are screen testing for the role. I suspect they’re screen testing in the Batsuit because Wardrobe Department will need full wardrobe test. Additionally, the film will now start production in Q1 2020. pic.twitter.com/eekafrqomL
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) May 30, 2019
Pattinson is known for his work on Good Time, The Lost City of Z and the Twilight films. Hoult is known for playing Beast in the current X-Men films, and his roles in Tolkien, The Favourite and Mad Max: Fury Road. Earlier reports indicated that both actors are frontrunners for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film.
If Pattinson does earn the starring role, here are some of his movies we think fans should check out. For more on The Batman, its list of villains has reportedly been revealed.
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Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.