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Petition To Replace Robert Pattinson As Batman Is Nearly At Its Goal

To say that the internet was set ablaze following the reported casting of Robert Pattinson as Batman is an understatement. Though some are willing to give him a fair shot, many others fail to realize he’s been in films other than Twilight. Rest assured, the guy is a professional actor and could probably pull it off. Still, knee-jerk reactions may be premature because he’s yet to be confirmed by the studio.

Regardless, a petition to remove Pattinson from the role of the Dark Knight has emerged online. Though these things never, ever cause actual change, it’s amassed 4,892 signatures at the time of this writing. The goal is 5,000, so it may surpass that by the time you read this.

Needless to say, this isn’t the first time moviegoers have second-guessed the Batman film franchise. Over thirty years ago, people were burning Michael Keaton in effigy when he
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The Batman Hopefuls Rumored to Endure Intense Casting Process

The Batman Hopefuls Rumored to Endure Intense Casting Process
Robert Pattinson, or whoever it ends up being, is being put through a very rigorous and detailed casting process in order to land the lead role in The Batman. This project has been in the works for several years now, originally with Ben Affleck attached to direct and star in it. Now, Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) is on board to write and direct, with the search on for a new actor to assume cape and cowl duties. And, apparently, Warner Bros. is taking this process rather seriously, as one might expect.

Last week, we got word that former Twilight star Robert Pattinson was in talks to be our new Batman, with many outlets making it seem like it was a done deal. As it turns out, that's not the case, as Tolkien and Dark Phoenix star Nicholas Hoult is also in the running, with other
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Josh Gad Taunts Robert Pattinson's The Batman, Teasing Penguin Yet Again

Josh Gad Taunts Robert Pattinson's The Batman, Teasing Penguin Yet Again
Josh Gad is continuing to tease a possible role in Matt Reeves' The Batman. The actor has been not-so-subtly campaigning to play the villainous Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin for a few years now. DC fans seem to be on board with the actor's crusade, but it's not clear just who will be taking on the role. The same can be said for Robert Pattinson, who is heavily rumored to be the studio's number one choice to take on the franchise.

Eh. I could take him.

— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 17, 2019

When it was announced last week that Robert Pattinson is allegedly going to be the lead in The Batman, Josh Gad retweeted the story and simply said, "Eh. I could take him." DC fans were quick to jump on the tweet, but like most times when Gad teases his involvement, he doesn't follow up on questions.
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WB’s Putting Robert Pattinson Through Brutal Casting Process For Batman

The internet exploded last Thursday when it was reported that Robin Pattinson had been cast as the Dark Knight. The truth then came out that, while the former Twilight star was Matt Reeves’ top pick for The Batman, the actor isn’t locked down for the iconic role just yet. Further details have since surfaced though that clarify just how much care Warner Bros. is taking over finding their new Dark Knight.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the casting process is still very much underway and the studio is currently in the middle of a rigorous vetting system that includes “screen tests, costume tests, readings, and meetings,” though specific details are not yet available. If Pattinson’s currently working his way through this obstacle course of auditions though, no wonder he hasn’t officially signed up for the part yet.

THR also reiterates that the reason for this intense process
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The Batman: 10 Robert Pattinson Movies To Watch That Prove He's Ready To Be Bruce Wayne

The news that Robert Pattinson is the frontrunner to star in The Batman has brought more than a few raised eyebrows in the last couple days. For the mainstream audience, he remains known as Edward Cullen from The Twilight Saga, which has led to doubts from critics as to whether he can do justice to a role Ben Affleck completely nailed in the DC Extended Universe.

Related: 10 Mistakes The Dceu Made That Prevented It From Matching The McU's Success

What the mainstream audience doesn’t know, though, is that Robert has been at the top of his game within the last decade, and has been playing roles not even close to what the Edward Cullen character was like. He’s more than able to capture Batman’s darkness, as his work onscreen can attest.
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‘A Hidden Life’ Review: Terrence Malick’s Best Movie Since ‘The Tree of Life’ — Cannes

‘A Hidden Life’ Review: Terrence Malick’s Best Movie Since ‘The Tree of Life’ — Cannes
Terrence Malick is back. Back from the present. Back from the twirling. Back from his battle with the boundlessness of digital technology, a neutral force that nevertheless has the power to seduce certain filmmakers away from their convictions. Malick has always been the cinema’s most devout searcher, his faith and uncertainty going hand-in-hand. But the work he’s made over the last few years hasn’t been searching so much as lost. 2011’s “The Tree of Life” found the auteur pivoting away from the past for the first time in his storied career, and that semi-autobiographical masterpiece came to serve as the auteur’s bridge from historical frescos to contemporary sketches – from profound awe to puzzled wonder.

If “Badlands” and “Days of Heaven” once proved that Malick’s impressionistic film language has the power to make myth feel like memory, the exasperating likes of “Knight of Cups” and “Song to Song
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George Clooney Doesn’t Want To Be A Bad Man When Talking About Batman

When George Clooney finally decides to retire from showbiz, there will be plenty of highlights to look back on. Batman and Robin, though, won’t be one of them. In fact, it was recently revealed that Clooney tried to convince Ben Affleck — unsuccessfully, of course — that playing the Caped Crusader would be a huge [...]

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George Clooney Admits He Wasn’t A Good Batman

The role of the Caped Crusader must be a difficult gig to say no to, and perhaps it was George Clooney’s own bad luck that his one and only outing as the Dark Knight was the infamous Batman & Robin.

You could certainly argue that the blame for Clooney’s utterly forgettable performance lies more with director Joel Schumacher and writer Akiva Goldsman than the actor himself. And besides, it’s pretty hard to leave much of an impression when you’re sharing the spotlight with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman at their very campiest. All the same, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Clooney was willing to shoulder some of the responsibility, recalling how the film’s failure encouraged him to pick his jobs more carefully:

“Now, fair deal: I was playing Batman and I wasn’t good in it, it wasn’t a good film. But
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Michael Uslan on who’s the star of Batman movies

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Michael E. Uslan is, among many other things, an executive producer of the Batman films. This post is reprinted with his permission.

–ComicMix Staff

I’ve always believed that the star of a Batman movie is… Batman. For me, it is not about hiring a big box office draw like making Tom Cruise The Batman for a generation. It is all rather about making Bruce Wayne come to life. Because of that conceptually, the most important aspect of casting is not necessarily the actor, but rather the filmmaker. Does the filmmaker have a love for and understanding of the character? Does he or she have a passion for the character? Does the filmmaker have a vision for the character and do you believe he or she can execute that vision? Ultimately, more than track record, it comes down to trust.

Christopher Nolan is a genius in my book. Part of his genius is,
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The Batman Rumored to Have 2 Villains: Are They Penguin & Catwoman?

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The Batman Rumored to Have 2 Villains: Are They Penguin & Catwoman?
The Batman is heating up after years of talks and speculation about what it will be and who will star in it. Late Thursday, news broke that Robert Pattinson was in negotiations to star as Bruce Wayne. Today, it has been noted that, while Pattinson is definitely in the running, he hasn't officially signed on, and Nicholas Hoult is also a current front runner. Now we have some intel on the villains. Apparently, the movie will have two and they are both iconic in the DC universe.

According to sources close to the project, The Penguin and Catwoman will be tangling with The Dark Knight in this latest outing for the billionaire vigilante. Catwoman was featured in the final chapter in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins trilogy, played by Anne Hathaway. The last time we saw Penguin on the big screen was in Tim Burton's Batman Returns, which released
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Fans Wants Kristen Stewart As Catwoman Alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman

The recent reports that Robert Pattinson is all but locked in as the successor to Ben Affleck in The Batman sent shockwaves throughout social media. The sadly predictable reaction touched on Pattinson’s time in the Twilight franchise, as folks behaved with puzzled dismay that anyone who’d appeared in something so disgustingly feminine could ever be their rock-solid man’s man Caped Crusader.

Perhaps they’re forgetting that this whole scene played itself out just over a decade ago though when Heath Ledger was announced as the new Joker. Sure, he’s now considered the finest actor to play the role, but at the time fans were positively howling with derision.

But if this new campaign bears fruit, that howling might reach a new volume. That’s because Twilight fans, hopped up on the news that they’re going to get to see Pattinson in a sculpted rubber suit,
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Ben Affleck’s Batman Film Would’ve Pitted The Dark Knight Against Deathstroke

With all of the talk surrounding the latest casting of Gotham City’s masked crusader, it’s interesting to reflect on what might have been if Ben Affleck had stuck around and played Batman for just a little while longer. While it’s impossible to know exactly what the studio had in mind, fans now have somewhat of an idea of what that future could have looked like thanks to David Betancourt.

According to the reporter, Affleck’s first standalone feature as the superhero would have pitted Bruce Wayne against Deathstroke. Batman’s dreaded foe was also supposed to have a standalone movie of his own, but that appears to have stalled.

It remains to be seen whether or not this same idea is used for the next Batman film now that Robert Pattinson has been cast as the billionaire vigilante. More likely than not, though, the studio will decide
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3 Reasons Robert Pattinson is an Inspired Choice to Play Batman

3 Reasons Robert Pattinson is an Inspired Choice to Play Batman
While nothing is finalized yet, all signs point to Robert Pattinson donning the cape and cowl to become the next Batman. Pattinson would play the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves‘s The Batman, a fresh start to the character not connected to Ben Affleck‘s most recent incarnation. This casting is excellent, and many seem to agree. But […]

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Hear Robert Pattinson's Batman Voice in the Twilight Commentary

Hear Robert Pattinson's Batman Voice in the Twilight Commentary
It turns out that Robert Pattinson may have jokingly predicted his own, possible turn as The Batman more than a decade ago. The internet has been buzzing for the better part of the last day over recent reports indicating that Pattinson could very well be our new Caped Crusader. He hasn't locked down the role just yet, but he's certainly in the running and it won't be too surprising to hear in the near future that he is indeed our guy. As such, perhaps for the first time ever, it's worth checking out this little clip from the Twilight DVD commentary track.

Twilight is still what Robert Pattinson is known best for, as it was a big, flashy and successful franchise. The 33-year-old actor has, however, gone on to star in quite a few interesting indie movies over the last handful of years since his time as Edward Cullen wrapped up.
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Robert Pattinson Not The Batman Yet, Nicholas Hoult Also Considered

Robert Pattinson Not The Batman Yet, Nicholas Hoult Also Considered
Not so fast on all of this Robert Pattinson is our new Batman stuff, at least not yet. Last night, the internet was set ablaze when reports started circulating that the former Twilight star and current indie movie aficionado had been tapped as our new Caped Crusader for director Matt Reeves' The Batman. However, it's now come to light the studio hasn't made any final decisions and, what's more, Pattinson apparently has some heavy competition in the form of Nicholas Hoult.

According to multiple reports, both Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult are at the top of the studios' list to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. Affleck was originally set to direct, write, produce and star in The Batman. He eventually vacated those duties, paving the way for Matt Reeves to come in. The filmmaker behind the two most recent Planet of the Apes movies and Cloverfield was initially tapped
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Robert Pattinson might play Batman for Matt Reeves?

Twilight?Actor Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play Batman in Matt Reeves' upcoming superhero film.?The film titled "The Batman" is slated to release in June 2021.?While sources say it's not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it's expected to close shortly, reports

Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics movie is expected to start later this year.?Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two "Planet of the Apes" sequels, assumed "Batman" directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been developing the project ever since. Affleck was the last actor to play Batman on the big screen in 2016's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" and 2017's "Justice League".

Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the 'Caped Crusader' after "Justice League".

Multiple reports suggest Pattinson, 33, is the frontrunner to play the superhero avatar, while other names
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Robert Pattinson Not Locked In For Batman Yet, Nicholas Hoult Still In The Running

News broke last night that Robert Pattinson is in talks to be the latest actor to play Bruce Wayne in Matt ReevesThe Batman. Fans are already up in arms about the left-field casting choice – just as they were about Michael Keaton, Heath Ledger, Ben Affleck, etc. – but it seems that “Battinson” isn’t a done deal yet, as there’s another British actor still in the running for the lucrative part.

Shortly following Variety’s initial report of Pattinson’s hiring, Deadline changed the story somewhat by clarifying that the 29-year-old star has yet to finalize his deal with Warner Bros. According to them, he remains the frontrunner for the next Batman, but X-Men‘s Nicholas Hoult, who can currently be seen in cinemas in the title role in biopic Tolkien, is another favorite of both Reeves and studio execs.

This has also been corroborated by The Hollywood Reporter,
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Defending Robert Pattinson’s Batman Casting: He’s Way More Than A ‘Twilight’ Heartthrob

Defending Robert Pattinson’s Batman Casting: He’s Way More Than A ‘Twilight’ Heartthrob
The internet went into a predictable frenzy after news broke May 16 that Robert Pattinson had emerged as the leading contender to take over the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in a new superhero tentpole from Matt Reeves. While the casting has not been made official by Warner Bros., Variety reports the hiring is all but confirmed as Pattinson “is the top choice and the deal is expected to close shortly.” Reeves’ Batman movie is going into pre-production this summer.

Pattinson’s casting sparked some backlash online from Batman lovers and fans of the DC Extended Universe who don’t think casting the “heartthrob from the ‘Twilight’ movies” is a smart idea for one of the most beloved comic book characters. Pattinson would join actors such as Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck in playing the Caped Crusader on the big screen. While some fans complained about the casting, many
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DC Fans Petition Warner Bros. To Replace Robert Pattinson As Batman

The Internet is still reeling from the news that Robert Pattinson will be taking over from Ben Affleck for Matt ReevesThe Batman, and understandably so.

Though the actor had been brought up in conversation in regards to the role before, no one ever took the suggestion seriously and most figured it was just a campaign started by some Twilight fans to get Pattinson a bit more recognition. But it looks like Warner Bros. had indeed had their eye on him all along and now, he’ll be our next Dark Knight.

Generally, the reaction to this has been positive, with folks cautiously optimistic and even a little excited to see what he can do with the role. But as expected, there are also a lot of people who just aren’t having any of it and already, the petitioning for WB to find a replacement has begun. We kid you not.
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Robert Pattinson in talks to play the caped crusader in Matt Reeves’ Batman

After months of speculation, Variety is reporting that ‘Good Time’ and ‘High Life’ actor, Robert Pattison has entered into negotiations to take on the role of Bruce Wayne aka Batman in Matt Reeves’ ‘Batman’.

Since Ben Affleck officially confirmed he would not be returning to don the bat mask in Reeve’s noir ‘Batman’ rumours have been flying high as to who would be next in line to take on the role. Whilst many, are baffled by a possible casting of Pattinson as Batman, others have been quick to defend the choice comparing the outrage to when the late Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy.

It has also been stated that while there is no real confirmation at this point, Pattinson is indeed the frontrunner, with Nicholas Hoult playing a close runner up.

Reeves has previously said of the stand-alone noir project that the
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