Batman fans had a lot of thoughts and, of course, memes about the decision. They even suggested a new nickname for R. Pattz.
Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to star as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Pattinson was previously on a short list along with Nicholas Hoult to star as the Caped Crusader, but Warner Bros. has officially selected Pattinson over Hoult for the role, the individual said.Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again but then said he would be hanging up the cape for good. Reeves has since described the film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series.Also Read: No Batman Cast, But Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult Are ContendersPattinson most recently starred in “High Life,” “Good Time,” and “Water for Elephants,” and will next be seen in “The Lighthouse” and “The King.” His other credits include “Life,” “The Lost City of Z” and of course, the “Twilight” series. He is represented by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, Curtis Brown Group and Narrative.Also Read: 20 Famous New England Patriots Fans, From Ben Affleck to Mark Wahlberg (Photos)Reeves’ credits include the last two “Planet of the Apes” movies. He will produce alongside “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.“The Batman” will be released on June 25, 2021.Read original story Robert Pattinson Lands Lead Role in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ At TheWrap
Christopher Nolan’s next movie now has a title and a rounded-out cast, as Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday that it is called “Tenet.”John David Washington leads the previously announced cast that also stars Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki. And joining the project are Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.Filming has also now begun on “Tenet,” which is being filmed on location across seven countries and is described only as an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage. Nolan will further be shooting “Tenet” in a combination of IMAX and 70mm film.Also Read: Christopher Nolan Is Trying to Make Sure His Movies Won't Look Weird on TVWarner Bros. has additionally unveiled the creative team on the project. Hoyte van Hoytema (“Dunkirk,” “Interstellar”) is the director of photography, Nathan Crowley is the production designer, Jennifer Lane is the editor, Jeffrey Kurland designed the costumes, Andrew Jackson is the visual effects supervisor, and Ludwig Göransson, an Oscar winner for “Black Panther,” is composing the score.Nolan is producing the film with Emma Thomas based on his own screenplay, and this will be the director’s 10th feature. Thomas Hayslip is serving as executive producer.Pattinson previously told USA Today that he was “sworn to secrecy” in discussing “Tenet,” but that he was blown away by Nolan’s action epic.Also Read: The Oscar Legacy of 'The Dark Knight': Christopher Nolan's Hit Changed the Rules, But Did That Even Matter?“I got locked in a room to read the script — I don’t have it myself,” Pattinson told USA Today. “I’ve been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there’s just something about Chris Nolan’s stuff. He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it’s unreal.”Caine has starred in nearly every Christopher Nolan movie dating back to “Batman Begins,” and he had an uncredited voice part in “Dunkirk,” which also starred Branagh. Posey is best known for “In Bruges” and her work in the Harry Potter films as Fleur Delacour. Taylor-Johnson will next star in the third “Kingsman” film. Kapadia is a Bollywood star.Warner Bros. is distributing “Tenet” worldwide and has slated the film for a July 17, 2020 release.Read original story Christopher Nolan’s New Film Gets a Title as Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Caine Join the Cast At TheWrap
He's going from sex symbol to bat symbol. Sources tell Variety that Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play "The Batman" in Matt Reeves' forthcoming superhero film, which hits theaters June 25, 2021. While sources say it's not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it's expected to close shortly. Warner Bros. […]
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