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Robert Pattinson to play the next Batman!

Full disclosure: I take my “Batmen” very seriously and I’m Team Bale all the way.  So I’m going to reserve judgement of a slender Englishman as the Dark Knight.  That said, I bet lots of people are stoked.

According to a report out in Variety, Pattinson is in final talks with Warner Bros.-DC Comics to put on that rubber suit and save Gotham some time in June 2021.

Matt Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, assumed “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been developing the elusive project ever since. Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the Caped Crusader behind following “Justice League,” allowing Reeves to pick his own Bruce Wayne.

Pattinson has a total of four films opening this year, beginning with Claire Denis’ “High Life.” He also appears in Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” which bows at the Cannes Film Festival, “The King” for Netflix and “Waiting for the Barbarians.”