Robert Pattinson is the new Batman

After weeks of speculation, the actor has officially inherited the keys to the Batmobile from Ben AffleckThe actor who shot to fame as a vampire in the Twilight films will take on another nocturnal hero: Batman.

Pattinson, 31, inherits the role from Ben Affleck, whose tenure came to an end after the critical and commercial disappointments of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.Pattinson’s first film as the billionaire crime fighter Bruce Wayne, who assumes a full-body black costume to battle baddies in Gotham City, will be titled The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, and set for release in June 2021.

Originally scheduled to start shooting in 2017, The Batman will be the first solo Caped Crusader film to form part of the DC Extended Universe.

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