Anyone Who's Mad At Robert Pattinson's Casting As Batman Proves They Haven't Seen Any Of His Films Post-Twilight

Time for an RPatz movie marathon!

With the news that Robert Pattinson has been officially confirmed as our new Batman, there were a lot of fanboys and girls who were unhappy with the casting because they only see RPatz as Edward Cullen in the Twilight films.

Deadline reports it was between Nicholas Hoult and Pattinson and the studio was so torn as to who should get the role they decided to conduct screen tests in the Batsuit to help make their decision.

While most people remember Pattinson from his Twilight days, the man has made seriously good choices with roles in challenging indie films since finishing up as Edward Cullen in 2012.

Pattinson received rave reviews for Good Times, with the Hollywood Reporter comparing his performance to Al Pacino’s in Dog Day Afternoon.

For every one fanboy who doubts Pattinson can pull off the performance as Batman, there are so many more who have faith in the star, because they’ve actually seen his recent work.

If you need more convincing check out these films:

Cosmopolis (2012)

The Rover (2014)

The Lost City of Z (2016)

Good Time (2017)

Damsel (2018)

High Life (2018)

Pattinson is currently receiving rave reviews and Oscars buzz for his latest film The Lighthouse, which was recently shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

I don’t know about you, but I’m very excited to see what RPatz does with his newest role.

Robert Pattinson Might Not Actually Play Bruce Wayne, But That Doesn't Mean He Won't Be Batman

Well, this could be interesting.

There’s been a lot of backlash online following news Robert Pattinson is in line to play Batman.

In the great words of Jimmy Kimmel, “Comic book fans haven’t been this angry since every other time they announce who’s playing Batman.”

We get it, fans don’t think RPatz is much of a Bruce Wayne type, but what if he wasn’t playing Wayne? What if he was playing Terry McGinnis, the Batman from Batman Beyond.

Batman Beyond is a series set in the future where Bruce Wayne is older and has retired from being Batman. Terry convinces Bruce to let him take on the Batman mantle, as they both lost a parent to criminals, and Bruce ends up mentoring Terry.

Oddly enough, during the series finale of Batman Beyond we find out that Bruce is actually Terry’s biological father thanks to some technology that rewrites Terry’s dad’s reproductive material – yep, kind of confusing!

According to Screen Rant, Terry is agile and light whereas Bruce uses brute force and power, and while Terry doesn’t have any formal training he learned to fight on the streets and isn’t afraid to fight dirty.

While Pattinson might not be a good fit for Bruce’s figure, he probably fits with Terry’s narrower frame.

Also, if he does play Terry then they’re still going to need to cast a Bruce Wayne, Michael Keaton is 67 years old which could make him the perfect candidate!

DC Comics executive Jim Lee shared an Instagram post recently that seems to hint at Pattinson taking over the role, so, it seems like it’s quite likely an official announcement will come soon.

While many people still think of him from his Twilight days, Pattinson has grown into quite the accomplished actor so we look forward to seeing what he could bring to the role – whether that be as Bruce or Terry.

Ben Affleck Was Discouraged From Playing Batman And He Really Should've Listened

"Don't do it."

Before taking the role of Batman, Ben Affleck consulted with a friend who had played the role before. That friend was George Clooney.

George spoke to The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast and he revealed his role in Batman & Robin changed his approach to his career.

“[Arnold] Schwarzenegger was paid, I think, $25 million for that, which was like 20 times more than I was paid for it, and, you know, we never even worked together! We worked together one day. But I took all the heat,” he said in reference to how badly the film was received.

“Now, fair deal; I was playing Batman and I wasn’t good in it, and it wasn’t a good film, but what I learned from that failure was, I had to rethink how I was working. Because now I wasn’t just an actor getting a role, I was being held responsible for the film itself.”

Clooney went on to work with Affleck on Argo, which gave him the opportunity to give the future Bruce Wayne some advice.

Ben was about to take the role of Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and George gave him some very straightforward advice.

“I actually did talk to him about it. I said, ‘Don’t do it.’”

“It was only from my experience, which is, you know …”

Ben obviously didn’t end up taking the advice, but George added, “He did great, though.”

There are fans who would agree with that statement, but the general consensus was that although he was good, he wasn’t given a great story to work with.

Ben has since decided to hang up the cape following the underperformance of Justice League, telling Jimmy Kimmel he “couldn’t crack it”.

A new Batman flick was confirmed earlier this year and will be directed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves with a younger actor. It’s set for a 2021 release.

Some of the names being thrown around to play the role include Robert Pattinson, Ansel Elgort, Logan Lerman, Noah Centineo, Kit Harrington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard Madden and Armie Hammer.

If only Ben had taken George’s advice…

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