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Gotham Citizens Rejoice! Robert Pattinson Officially Named 'The Batman' In Upcoming Film

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May. 31 2019, Updated 7:45 p.m. ET

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Gotham is officially getting its next Batman! On Friday, May 31, Warner Bros. confirmed that Robert Pattinson will be picking up the mask and stepping into the iconic role.

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According to Variety, the studio finalized a deal and the upcoming film, The Batman, will be directed by Matt Reeves. The Batman is slated for a June 2021 release.

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Though pre-production for the project is supposed to begin this summer, there is no word when filming will commence.

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This will be the first standalone film based on the DC comic book superhero since Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.

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Most recently, Ben Affleck assumed the role of the iconic character in the Zach Synder-directed films in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

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Though Ben, 46, was originally set to direct The Batman, he handed over the reins last year.

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Robert, 33, is best known for his role as the vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise.

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What do you think about Robert’s new gig as Batman? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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