Warner Brothers announced on Friday that it wants the former “Twilight” vampire to be the next Caped Crusader, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Variety confirmed that Pattinson has agreed to play the title role in “The Batman,” the start of a proposed trilogy directed by Matt Reeves.
Although Reeves reportedly wanted Pattinson, the studio was torn between him and Hoult. That is, until they got both actors on tape doing the role.
That happened on Thursday and the studio selected Pattinson, according to the publication.
Pre-production for the film will start later this summer, but no release date has been set.