Variety is now reporting that former teen heartthrob turned indie darling, Robert Pattinson, is in final negotiations to be the latest (and youngest) man to don the cape and cowl in Warner Bros. upcoming film The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves.

It’s noted the deal has not been sealed quite yet; however, things are expected to close very soon. No official start date has been set for The Batman, but industry insiders say it’s now expected to begin production as early as this summer.

Matt Reeves, who is known for his work on Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War of the Planet of the Apes, has been working to get the script into shape for some time now and has been admirably given room to do so by Warner Bros.

While Pattinson is most well known for his Twilight years, he’s gained a following in the indie world with standout performances in Good Time, High Life, the upcoming film The Lighthouse. Personally, as a fan of his recent work, I feel like this is the best case scenario when considering the other names that were being thrown around for the role. Time will tell if we have the next Clooney or a Bale on our hands.

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Directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons. Check out the synopsis below:

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

Justice League is now available on Digital or Blu-ray!

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