Robert Pattinson To Play Batman In New Film, Twitter Refuses To See Him As An Adult Man

Variety revealed on Thursday that Robert Pattinson is in talks to portray the title character in Matt Reeves' upcoming film, The Batman.

Pattinson has yet to be officially confirmed for the role, but he's the top choice to follow Ben Affleck in playing the billionaire playboy/vigilante. Deadline later reported that Nicholas Hoult is also still in the running for the role, but Pattinson remains the current top choice. The deal is expected to close soon.

Assuming that Pattinson does land the role, Twitter users are preemptively culling their favorite pieces of content related to the former Twilight star.

CNN's Nathan McDermott collaged together a selection of 2012 tweets made by Donald Trump regarding Pattinson's eventful relationship with actress Kristen Stewart.

Others, in their culling, can't get over Pattinson's time as Edward Cullen. Many seem to forget that the actor has become an indie darling in the time since portraying the glittery vampire. Some Twitter users believe the actor won't deliver as Batman due to the performance he gave in Twilight more than seven years ago.

Some people are even bringing his former vampiric traits over to the Batman role, implying Pattinson might don a costume similar to this one from Lego Batman. Which would certainly be unexpected, but arguably welcome, maybe?

One popular attire suggestion says Pattinson should wear something similar to Batman's New 52 outfit, but the cape needs to go over his shoulders or else it won't work.

Harry Potter fans are using the Batman announcement to reminisce about how far Pattinson has come since his Harry Potter days as Cedric Diggory. He was such a young lad and now he's an adult! Truly a buck wild turn of events! A few suggest this might be another twist by JK Rowling.

Those who have kept up with Pattinson's amazing indie film career are vouching on Twitter for the actor's ability to portray Bruce Wayne with skill.

We'll see how Pattinson takes to playing the caped crusader when The Batman hits theaters on June 25, 2021. Little is known about the film's plot, but Reeves has said that he'd like to focus more on Batman's detective side rather than the expert combatant abilities we've seen in recent adaptations.