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Robert Pattinson is a New ‘Batman’ Bye-bye Ben Affleck

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Robert Pattinson is a New 'Batman' Bye-bye Ben Affleck

Bye-bye, Batfleck. This is the dawning of the age of Battinson.

After much speculation about who would replace Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne in director Matt Reeves’ The Batman, we finally know who the lucky actor is: Robert Pattinson.

Sources close to Variety have noted that Pattinson, who broke into the mainstream with the Twilight franchise and has since gone on to make a major name for himself in the drama genre and with arthouse films, is in final negotiations with studio Warner Bros. to top-line the feature as the titular DC Comics hero.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

The ink on the contract hasn’t dried just yet, but the deal is expected to close soon.

“It’s hard to explain, but I need you to be open-minded. Can you do that?”

Warner Bros. declined to comment on the news, but it looks like Pattinson will take flight to become the Caped Crusader before too long, as The Batman is slated to start pre-production sometime this summer and could go in front of cameras either late this year or early next.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

For many who’ve kept their fingers on the pulse of all things related to The Batman, learning that Pattinson is about to rise as the new Bruce Wayne and assume the mantle from Affleck, who dropped out of The Batman as its director and its star, comes as little surprise. Rumors have been swirling for months now, and at one point gained so much traction that artists began crafting digital works envisioning what the English actor would look like in the Batsuit and dressed up in black-tie attire as the billionaire Bruce Wayne.

Other actors, including Armie Hammer, Logan Lerman, Jack O’Connell, Ansel Elgort, Dylan O’Brien, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Noah Centineo, Richard Madden, and Kit Harington, were reported contenders for the leading role in The Batman, but it’s clear that Pattinson was the favorite. Warner Bros. and Reeves evidently love Pattinson so much that they’ve tapped him before the final version of the film’s script is even complete. It’s true: Right now, Reeves is still polishing the story before locking it in, but he apparently couldn’t wait to secure Pattinson before then.

Reeves was said to be scouting for an actor 15 to 20 years younger than Affleck, who’s in his mid-40s. Pattinson fits that age range nicely.

According to Variety, Warner Bros. is giving Reeves as much time as needed to make The Batman as perfect as possible, starting with the script and the cast. The studio reportedly hopes that this version of the famed DC vigilante makes up for how the character was depicted in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

Reeves previously described his take on the iconic superhero as an “almost-noir driven, detective version of Batman,” and the film as a whole as being influenced by the works of Alfred Hitchcock.

Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter in June of 2017,

“What I try to do […] is use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become that character, and you emphasize with that point of view. There’s a chance to do [a version of Batman] that is point-of-view driven in a very, very powerful way, that will hopefully connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”

To many, Pattinson is still and will always be Edward Cullen from the Twilight saga.

Edward Cullen

Edward Cullen

But the actor has done some genuinely fantastic work in the time after the five-movie fantasy-romance franchise wrapped in 2012. Pattinson went from glittering in the Washington state sun as the brooding vampire, to dazzling in films like The Lost City of Z, Good Time, and High Life.

Pattinson is set to appear in The Lighthouse, The King, and Waiting for the Barbarians in 2019 alone. The Batman is a project unlike anything Pattinson has done in his career thus far, and it gives the actor, whose biggest film role will likely always precede him, a chance to show millions of people who haven’t kept up with his post-Twilight work that he’s more than just the vampire guy.

Pattinson does have a lot to live up to, since many actors have played Batman before him, but the potent combination of his sharpened acting chops, his status as a sort-of-underdog, and the positive response his casting in The Batman has already received hints that he’ll more than live up to expectations.

“What are you?”
“I’m Batman.”

I am Batman

I am Batman

The Batman hits theaters on June 25th, 2021.

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Regina King On Socially Relevant & Entertaining Work: “Feels Like I Was A Part Of Something That’s Never Been Done”

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Oscar-winning actress Regina King says it is always an honour to be part of a piece of work that is entertaining and socially relevant.

She cites that as the reason for being part of the television series “Watchmen“.

“It’s definitely an honour to be able to have been a part of a piece of work that was entertaining but also socially relevant,” Regina said.

“Prior to ‘Watchmen’ I had done ‘Seven Seconds’ and ‘American Crime’, and both of those shows had commentary rooted in them, around the things that are going on in our country right now. With ‘Watchmen’, it was unique because (creator) Damon (Lindelof) and the entire writing team were able to give a history lesson, infuse a bit of love story in there, shine a light on how pain is inherited, a light on police violence in our country. To do all of these things and be entertaining at the same time, and also have comedic moments, it feels like I was a part of something that’s never been done before,” she added.

With “Watchmen”, Damon Lindelof brings to life a series that embraces the nostalgia of the original graphic novel of the same name. Also starring Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr. and Tim Blake Nelson, “Watchmen” explores the complexities of society while examining different real issues across time periods.

The series takes place in an alternate contemporary reality in the US, where in superheroes and masked vigilantes were outlawed due to their violent methods, but some of them gather around to start a revolution while others attempt to stop it. It questions the notion of heroes and tries to connect the dots between a fictional take of real events.

Her character in the show, Sister Knight, has a mask on — which has found a new meaning in the post Covid-19 era.

“So Patti sent me that picture of me wearing the mask and said to me ‘who knew that your costume was going to be our grocery store attire’. And I do step out for groceries. It is funny because of ‘Watchmen’ coming out not too long ago, people are looking for my eyes so I feel like I am being recognised even more now in the store with the mask on,” she said, while opening up on the show that aired in India on Star World.

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Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box Sequel In Development At Netflix, Author Josh Malerman CONFIRMS!

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Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box Sequel In Development At Netflix, Author Josh Malerman CONFIRMS!

Sandra Bullock starrer Bird Box, based on Josh Malerman’s novel of the same name, is in for a sequel. The film that was released on Netflix in 2018 was an instant hit.

The author, Josh Malerman made the revelation about the sequel ahead of releasing his second book in the Bird Box series. Titled Malorie, the new novel picks up where the original book/movie left off. This book is named after Sandra Bullock’s character brought to life in the movie. Malerman told Inverse.com that Malorie opens at the school for the blind. It then jumps a few years later and takes off 10 years after that.

Without divulging any details, the writer said the on-screen sequel of Bird Box is also being developed. He said, “I can’t say much, but I can say that it is in development. Sometimes it’s weird, all this secrecy, but I’m game.”

For the unversed, Bird Box followed the life of Sandra Bullock’s character Malorie Hayes, who tries to keep herself and her two children safe from creatures with the ability to make a person kill themselves on sight.

An official announcement from Netflix is still awaited. Well, fingers crossed. As for the novel Malorie, the book releases on July 21.

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Batman Fans, There’s A TV Spin-Off Coming On THIS Integral Part Of Gotham City & It’ll Make You Happy!

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Batman Fans, There’s A TV Spin-Off Coming On THIS Integral Part Of Gotham City & It’ll Make You Happy!

Batman fans, here’s a piece of great news for all of you! The Warner Bros. along with Matt Reeves is all set to make a TV spinoff of their upcoming Batman film and it will be streaming digitally on HBO Max.

Reportedly, the said TV series will be about the famed Gotham Police Department and will be produced by Matt Reeves himself. That’s not it as the series will be set in the same universe that is of Reeves’ upcoming film with Robert Pattinson.

According to a Variety report, it will be the first project of Warner Bros. and Matt Reeves’ overall deal.

Matt Reeves has been quoted by Variety saying, “This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream,”

Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max also opened up about the spinoff and said, “We are so fortunate to have such great partners in Matt, Dylan, and Terry and unprecedented access to a wealth of IP from our partners at Warner Bros. and DC,”

“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC allows us to elaborate and grow fan connections across these powerful brands for years to come,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS, and truTV. “This is Batman as most audiences have never seen before and we know fans will want to spend more time in this new world inspired by the film.”

Isn’t that exciting?

Meanwhile, The Batman starring Robert Pattinson is slated to release in Oct 2021.

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