Robert Pattinson Stays Mum On Potential ‘The Batman’ Sequels

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Robert Pattinson is set play Bruce Wayne in The Batman, but the actor won’t say whether he’s committed to additional movies featuring the Caped Crusader.

Back in June, Deadline reported that Warner Bros. had approved Robert Pattinson as the star of The Batman, with the site’s wording indicating that the movie is expected to be the first chapter in a new trilogy focusing on the DC Comics icon. However, Robert Pattinson won’t reveal whether’s he’s signed on to play the character in additional Batman movies.

During his first interview since landing The Batman, Robert Pattinson was asked by Variety if his Batman contract includes more than one movie. Here’s what he told the site:

“I don’t know anything. I’ve got an idea how to do about four scenes, and then I’m working on the rest gradually.”

Later on in the interview, Robert Pattinson offered a “mundane comment” about Joker star Joaquin Phoenix, who is currently making headlines for his performance as Batman’s archenemy, but the actor asked Variety to retract it before adding:

“Oh s—,” he says, adding that he’s not accustomed to thinking about spoilers. “I definitely should not say that. I’m so used to pretty art-house movies, where you can watch the movie three times and still not know what it’s about.”

Plot details for The Batman are being kept under wraps. Previous rumors once pointed to an earlier version of the script featuring Ben Affleck bookending the movie as his current Batman while it introduced a younger version of the iconic character, played by Robert Pattinson. But with Ben Affleck retired from the role, Robert Pattinson has officially replaced the Batman v Superman and Justice League star as Batman.

While details are slim, The Batman director Matt Reeves has confirmed that his movie is not based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic and will emphasize the hero as the world’s greatest detective more than previous films have in the past. Filming is expected to begin in early 2020.

The Batman arrives in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on Robert Pattinson and the future of the DC Extended Universe.

Source: Variety

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.