A stunning piece of fan art shows Twilight alum Robert Pattinson with an Arkham-inspired Batman suit, replacing Ben Affleck as the DCEU’s Caped Crusader.
Earlier this summer, Ben Affleck’s Batman successor was officially named when Robert Pattinson landed the lead role in The Batman. While many are lamenting the departure of Ben Affleck, most are also excited to see Robert Pattinson’s take on Batman in the upcoming Matt Reeves film.
Of course, fans have yet to be given even a glimpse at Robert Pattinson’s Batman suit and some have taken it upon themselves to imagine what Ben Affleck’s successor could look like in the cape and cowl. New artwork by Instagram user “ryans.reviews” offers fans an idea of what Robert Pattinson would look like wearing Batman armor that is not unlike the outfit seen in the popular Arkham video games series.
Here’s what Robert Pattinson could look like as Ben Affleck’s Batman replacement.
Do you think Robert Pattinson is a worthy successor to Ben Affleck? Are you disappointed we only really got to see Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and Justice League? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments!
Details for the project are currently under wraps. Previous rumors once pointed to an earlier version of the script featuring Ben Affleck bookending the film as his current Batman while the film introduced a younger version of the Caped Crusader, played by Robert Pattinson. But with Ben Affleck officially retired from the role, Robert Pattinson is replacing the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League star as Batman.
While not much is known, we do know that The Batman will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman and The Penguin. Director Matt Reeves has also confirmed that it will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC Films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new Batman movie trilogy with Robert Pattinson.
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 the latest news on Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.