Robert Pattinson ‘the new Batman’ By Press Association May 31 2019, 7.39pm Robert Pattinson (Matt Crossick/PA) [[title]] [[text]] An error occurred. Please try again. [[success]] Email address Sign up Robert Pattinson has been approved as the new Batman, according to reports from the US. The actor has reportedly been given the nod by Warner Bros to take on the superhero role. Reports suggest Pattinson’s appointment is a done deal and he will follow on from Ben Affleck in the DC franchise. Ben Affleck previously took on the role in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (Ian West/PA) Variety said the Twilight star will officially take on the role of Bruce Wayne in the upcoming instalment, The Batman. The film is not due for release until 2021. Pattinson has recently enjoyed critical praise following the screening of his feature The Lighthouse in Cannes. The Batman will be directed by Matt Reeves. Already a subscriber? Sign in [[title]] [[text]] Close More from The Courier Robert Pattinson to return as caped-crusader for The Batman sequel Previously unseen Batman scene gives full look at Barry Keoghan’s Joker Colin Farrell to reprise Penguin role for Batman spin-off series The Batman review: How does Robert Pattinson’s caped crusader shape up?