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Could Robert Pattinson Replace Ben Affleck as The Batman in the Justice League Universe?

Could Robert Pattinson Replace Ben Affleck as The Batman in the Justice League Universe?

Robert Pattinson’s Batman might feature in the future Justice League film as a part of the DC cinematic multiverse.

When Matt ReevesThe Batman eventually hits theaters in 2022, unless it is postponed to the traditionally more profitable summer months as has been speculated, it will place a definitive exclamation mark on a film that has been plagued by a slew of behind-the-scenes problems since its initial announcement in 2014.

Ben Affleck was expected to star, direct, and co-write the film, with his graying Dark Knight going off against Joe Manganiello‘s Deathstroke, but when he stepped down from the role of a director and ultimately lost interest in becoming DCEU‘s native nightly vigilante, Reeves came in to completely rework the script.

Later, Robert Pattinson was announced as the lead cast, but The Batman ran into some big issues of its own, including several shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the production eventually wrapping things up fourteen months after filming began.

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It’s now around 11 months until the film hits theatres, and until recently, all of us assumed it would be separate from the DCEU‘s storyline.

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According to insider Mikey Sutton, however, Pattinson’s Caped Crusader could potentially end up becoming a part of the rebooted Justice League, with the next version of the all-star squad expected to attract members from every corner of Warner Bros. and DCEU’s multiverse.

Sutton says,

Ben Affleck’s Batman is going to be replaced by Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight from a different Earth.

Reeves is evidently determined to ensure that The Batman will not be sealed in as part of a shared universe in order for him to maintain maximum creative freedom, but the studio has already struggled to agree on a cohesive strategy for their comic book production, so it wouldn’t be shocking if the goalposts shifted once again.

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Last modified: April 4, 2021