Robert Pattinson’s casting as the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman was “quicker” than normal, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
Warner Bros. officially approved Robert Pattinson for the titular role of Matt Reeves’ The Batman last month following screen tests with the former Twilight star, ending months of speculating following Ben Affleck’s official departure from the DC Extended Universe. While casting for most superhero lead roles often involves extensive searching and several screen tests, a Warner Bros. insider reportedly informed The Hollywood Reporter that Robert Pattinson’s process for The Batman was relatively fast:
“It was quick. Quicker than normal.”
Writer and director Matt Reeves, who was hired to helm the new Batman film in February 2017, reportedly considered Robert Pattinson early in the process but did not reach out to the actor at that point. The filmmaker is said to have spent hours viewing the work of Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult, his only rival for the role, before meeting with both actors in April.
Robert Pattinson’s roles in positively reviewed independent films, including Good Time and Maps to the Stars, were part of the reason Matt Reeves kept returning to the idea of casting him as Batman when considering his options. Furthermore, Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. were also reportedly interested in Robert Pattinson for the role of Batman partly due to his penchant for avoiding studio franchise films, specifically a Marvel Studios project, since his time with the Twilight film series.
Plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps, though the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and features a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman. The Matt Reeves film will follow Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC Films. The film is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy with Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The Batman will be released in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for more updates.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos