Rumor: Warner Bros. Looking at Robert Pattinson For Batman role

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A new rumor says that Warner might be considering Robert Pattinson to be the next Batman:

https://www.cbr.com/rumor-warner-bros-robert-pattinson-batman/

Fan artist BossLogic shared photoshopped artwork of Pattinson as Bruce Wayne on Twitter. However it was the popular fan artist's caption that started fueling rumors. "A choice that I never would have thought to try but been hearing some background chatter about Robert Pattinson being looked at," BossLogic wrote, "if the talks (source) are true then all of our predictions were wrong. This might be your new Bruce."

I haven't seen Twilight or any of his other movies so I don't know how to feel about this. What you guys think?
 
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Interesting...I was no fan of Twilight, but Robert Pattinson can actually act from a couple of other roles I've seen him in. If they go with this, hopefully it would be another surprise like Heath Ledger's Joker.
He was pretty good in Rover (excellent movie btw, highly recommend it). Not everyone can pull off the role of a slow person.
 
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I think he's a pretty intense looking guy (in the face) and could definitely pull off the look if he buffs up a bit.
I have never actually seen him act in anything but have heard he's a legitimately good actor and think this could actually end up being a pretty inspired choice.
 
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They weren't kidding when they said they wanted a younger Batman. I say this a great choice.

When it comes time for an official first look at Bruce, I imagine Robert will look a lot different than his usual self.

I think this "noir" Batman is going to be tied to Joaquin's joker universe.
 
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Nothing some “Hollywood training” couldn’t fix.

I hope they use voice overs for Batman’s voice rather than Christian Bales style of throat talking or Ben Afflecks Post-processed reverb.
 
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I'm in the minority here (which makes sense, any casting for such an iconic role will stir some kickback), but I can actually see him doing a real good job. I'd still like to see Jake Gyllenhaal play the role (he's been shortlisted, like, twice!), but given how I hate Matt Reeves' writing and directing, maybe it's best I don't see him in that role just yet.
 
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Jake can be intimidating. And he's played some physical roles so there's also that. Pattinson has neither of those on his record but what he does have is this introverted vampire-like quality to him.

Jake would probably lay out Pattinson if they were to fight. At this point Pattinson does not at all look like someone who can defend himself. But I'm sure that with some conditioning they can get him on par with Jake. There's no way Pattinson is doing this without a physical transformation.

Take Edward Norton.

This is him in Fight Club (looks like anyone can kick his ass):


Look how much more formidable he looks in American History X:


It may be hard to imagine now what Pattinson could become, but I think it will surprise people.
 
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I'm in the minority here (which makes sense, any casting for such an iconic role will stir some kickback), but I can actually see him doing a real good job. I'd still like to see Jake Gyllenhaal play the role (he's been shortlisted, like, twice!), but given how I hate Matt Reeves' writing and directing, maybe it's best I don't see him in that role just yet.
For fuck sake, just give it to Jake.

Yes, Jake Gyllenhaal would be a good pick.
 
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Pattinson is 6'1 and 32 years old.
He could easily pack on some size given the professional Hollywood steroid cycle + personal trainer + dietician treatment and look the part.
Gaining size for a young actor is not an issue.
 
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I'm not sure if they would pick Jake Gyllenhaal. He is playing Mysterio in the next Spider-Man movie. DC might not like that he is in other cinematic universe.
Mysterio is shit though. Dude deserves much better.

Batman is top 3 along with Superman and Spider-Man.
 

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All these years later I still chuckle at what a fucking moron that guy is.
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I like Robert Pattinson, but that would be terrible. It might even be worse than Bale, if such a thing is possible.