Robert Pattinson is Officially Batman

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It’s official! Robert Pattinson is the new Batman.

The Twilight star and Warner Bros. have officially inked a deal for the actor to play the superhero in The Batman. The forthcoming feature is reportedly an origin story with Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) at the helm.  

Pattinson edged out Nicholas Hoult for the coveted role, and the big decision was made by the studio Friday. Sources confirm that negotiations are already underway.

Pattinson is set to take over the role from Ben Affleck, who starred as the Caped Crusader in two DC films. Entertainment Weekly reports that the studio intends to sign Pattinson for a three-picture deal. 

Pre-production on the DC Comics film is expected to start this summer, with the movie slated to arrive in theaters June 25th, 2021.