Robert Pattinson is reportedly in talks to replace Ben Affleck as Batman.
A new report from Variety claims that the British actor is the ‘top choice’ to play the caped crusader in forthcoming film The Batman, with a deal “expected to close shortly.”
The studio is thought have also placed X-Men and Tolkien star Nicholas Hoult on the shortlist.
Warner Bros. are yet to confirm any casting developments.
The iconic superhero role was most recently portrayed by Affleck in 2017’s Justice League and 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Fans on Twitter were quick to throw their support behind the rumoured casting.
EVERYONE WAKE UP, ROBERT PATTINSON WOULD BE A PERFECT BATMAN, like seriously though the man has been on such a great streak with Good Time and High Life. He definitely has the charisma for Bruce, the darkness for Bats, and the overall acting chops to seamlessly blend the two!
— Mohit Puvvala (@MohitPuvvala) May 17, 2019
Robert Pattinson as Batman? Really? That's … like… a really good pick come to think of it.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) May 17, 2019
Y’all that are mad about Robert Pattinson being casted as Batman clearly haven’t seen his work post Twilight…. pic.twitter.com/rA6m5KI3k0
— John | DISNEY’s THE LION KING HYPE (@johne1998) May 17, 2019
The Batman is due to land in cinemas in summer 2021.