Following the ending of the Twilight saga, consisting of five vampire-themed romance fantasy films, Robert Pattinson, the saga’s leading man, appeared in a number of different films, covering several cinematic genres. His recent, highly-anticipated performance as The Batman for DC hasn’t been released yet, but the actor is, reportedly, already considering jumping ship from DC for Marvel.
According to sources close to We Got This Covered, the primary creator and producer within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige had his eyes on Pattinson for quite some time, wanting to see his performance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, there aren’t any official details on whether Pattinson has been officially approached about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or whether he’d be even interested in joining in the first place. If DC’s The Batman turns into a franchise, and it likely will since it’s distributed by Warner Bros., it’s highly improbable that we’ll see Robert Pattison in another franchise, whether by contractual obligations or personal choice, in the foreseeable future.
But this isn’t the first time we’re hearing about Robert Pattinson and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the same sentence – the actor was approached once before, regarding the possible appearance in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Unfortunately, nothing came of it, since the actor wasn’t too eager to jump into another blockbuster franchise, following the conclusion of the Twilight saga. That said, Pattinson immediately jumped at the chance to replace Ben Affleck as Batman, despite it being a franchise entry, due to the interesting nature of the part. He even admitted having to chase down director Matt Reeves to let him audition for the part.
Luckily, he got the part, and we’ll get to see Robert Pattinson as a younger, angrier, and darker Bruce Wayne in the upcoming film, whose trailer depicts a more aggressive Batman. This could be a canonical entry into the cinematic franchise since it matches the Batman comics. The original Batman of the comics started out as a more aggressive character, driven by vengeance, but became tamer as his crime-fighting career progressed, and he became more experienced. Given that Robert Pattinson’s contract with Warner Bros. goes beyond the upcoming The Batman, it’s likely that we’ll see his interpretation of the Bat become more mature through the future films if sequels ever occur.
We stated, on numerous occasions, that Warner Bros. is a reactive company rather than visionary, which means that the fate of Robert Pattinson’s Batman highly depends on earnings and critical reception of the upcoming release. Pattinson’s long-reaching contract with Warner Bros. isn’t indicative of him continuing as the Caped Crusader, despite two planned sequels for the upcoming The Batman movie, and a spin-off prequel television series for HBO Max.
Robert Pattinson’s The Batman was initially set to release in June this year but was delayed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new release date, set on March 4, 2022, will likely see a theatrical release in the U.S. with subsequent releases worldwide, and on streaming services. Only time will tell what will become of the upcoming The Batman, but given Pattinson’s ongoing contract with Warner Bros., it’s highly unlikely we’ll see him at Marvel.