The Batman is still a year away, and we continuously get new information or rumors that are circulating around the superhero flick. The latest comes from insider Daniel Richtman, who claims that Robert Pattinson wants to lead the Justice League.
To be clear, this would not Justice League movie would be different from the Whedon and Snyder cuts that audiences have received. Robert Pattinson is in a different universe as it is reportedly on Earth-Two, so his fellow crime fighters would need some new casting. While not confirmed, it could mean seeing Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, but that is all about we can grasp on who we might see in this alternate ensemble blockbuster.
Another possibility, if this rumor pans out, would be the next superman that DC is looking to cast could lead alongside Robert Pattinson. Reportedly the company wants a Black actor to take on the red cape of the Kryptonian hero. There has not been word on that film yet, but we know that J.J. Abrams is a producer, with author and comics writer Ta-Nehisi Coates penning the script.
DC, unlike Marvel, has its hands in multiple universes from the Arrowverse to the world set with HBO’s Doom Patrol. The possibilities are quite endless for what we would see with Robert Pattinson’s future as the Caped Crusader. With sudden shifts like in the current Justice League and other parts of the DC Extended Universe, nothing is certain on what the plans look like in the long run.
The Batman has a huge cast outside of Robert Pattinson as the titular role. The villains consist of Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine) will be a darker iteration of the Riddler, Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road) will star as Catwoman, Colin Farrel (In Bruges) as Penguin, and John Turturro (The Night Of) as Carmine Falcone. Bruce Wayne’s alter-ego will have plenty of allies. Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings) will play as Alfred Pennyworth and Jeffery Wright (Westworld) will be James Gordon.
We have gotten some exclusives regarding the upcoming film, which will see Robert Pattinson’s debut in one of the many DC universes as the iconic hero. Yesterday (July 1), we reported that Joker will appear in some capacity, most likely as a cameo. A few weeks prior we had information that Mr. Freeze will also make an appearance. Like these huge franchises, seeds are always planted for inevitable sequels by having brief introductions to characters or plot points.
While Robert Pattinson leads the big screen, behind it will be run by Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, War for the Planet of the Apes) who will direct and write The Batman. Joining him for his writing team will be Mattson Tomlin (Little Fish) and Peter Craig (Top Gun: Maverick) will be writing.
Superhero fans will get to see Robert Pattinson on the big screen in The Batman on March 4, 2022. The film was meant to release on June 25 of this year, but due to COVID-19 stopping production multiple times, the film was eventually pushed to next year.